Exacerbation of Avellino corneal dystrophy after laser in situ keratomileusis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To report a case of Avellino corneal dystrophy that increased in severity 1 year after uncomplicated laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia. METHODS: Avellino dystrophy was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction sequencing of DNA from the patient and her parents. RESULTS: Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity decreased from 20/20 to 20/30 12 to 20 months after LASIK owing to opacities that appeared centrally in the corneal stroma and the LASIK flap and remaining posterior stroma interface. CONCLUSIONS: LASIK is contraindicated in patients with Avellino corneal dystrophy because vision may be reduced by corneal opacities that appear in the interface of the flap and remaining posterior stroma postoperatively.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wan, XH; Lee, HC; Stulting, RD; Kim, T; Jung, SE; Kim, MJ; Kim, EK

Published Date

  • March 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 226

PubMed ID

  • 11862101

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-3740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003226-200203000-00021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States