Isaak Fischinger, Jascha Wendelstein, Matthias Bolz, M Tetz,
"Calzone-Like Traumatic Flap Dislocation Four Years after Laser in situ Keratomileusis"
, in KARGER, ALLSCHWILERSTRASSE 10, BASEL, SWITZERLAND, CH-4009, in Case Reports in Ophthalmology, Vol. 10, Nummer 2, Seite(n) 281-286, 8-2019, ISSN: 1663-2699
Calzone-Like Traumatic Flap Dislocation Four Years after Laser in situ Keratomileusis
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A 46-year-old patient presented with a flip-folded partially dislocated flap after trauma caused by a sheet of paper, four years after a reportedly uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis procedure using microkeratome. Flap re-lift, mechanical debridement, and flap stretching were performed in a first interventional approach. Due to epithelial ingrowth two month after the first intervention, a flap re-lift and mechanical removal of epithelial cells from the stroma bed and flap were performed. In addition, triamcinolone was applied subconjunctivally. Thereafter, best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 was regained and no more epithelial ingrowth was observed. Only few cases of flap dislocation with epithelial ingrowth have been described in the literature following trauma, though none of a permanently inward folded flap. The use of subconjunctival triamcinolone is a new approach to prevent recurrent epithelial ingrowth.