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Epithelial Deposits After Hyperopic LASIK

Ozdamar, Akif MD; Aras, Cengiz MD; Sener, Bozkurt MD

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Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: May 2000 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 632
doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(00)00461-2
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Probst and coauthors1 report an epithelial pigmentation ring pattern, which they call a pseudo-Fleischer ring, after hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The authors claim it is the first report of an association between hyperopic LASIK and corneal iron line. We reported this pattern of epithelial iron deposition associated with altered corneal surface topography in 3 cases of hyperopic LASIK2 prior to the publication of their article.

Akif Ozdamar MD

Cengiz Aras MD

Bozkurt Sener MD

Istanbul, Turkey


1. Probst LE, Almasswary MA, Bell J. Pseudo-Fleischer ring after hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg 1999; 25:868-870
2. Ozdamar A, Aras C, Sener B, Karacorlu M. Corneal iron ring after hyperopic laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Cornea 1999; 18:243-245
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