Recent Keloid and Lasik Medical Journal Articles...
Conventional Epi-LASIK and lamellar epithelial debridement in myopic patients with dermatologic keloids.
Korean J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jun;25(3):206-9
Authors: Lee JY, Youm DJ, Choi CY
We report the outcome of conventional epipolis laser in situ keratomileusis (Epi-LASIK, flap-on) and lamellar epithelial debridement (LED; Epi-LASIK, flap-off) in myopic patients with dermatologic keloids. Three patients, who were all noted to be susceptible to keloid scarring, received conventional Epi-LASIK in their right eyes and LED in their left eyes. The patients were followed-up for 6 to 21 months after their surgeries, and the outcomes were then evaluated. In case 1, the preoperative spherical equivalent (SE) was -6.5 diopters (D) in the right eye (OD) and -6.25 D in the left eye (OS). At 21 months postoperatively, the uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) was 20 / 12.5 in both eyes. In case 2, the preoperative SE was -5.25 (OD) / -6.00 (OS). After six months, the postoperative UCVA was 20 / 12.5 in both eyes. In case 3, the preoperative SE was -4.5 (OD) / -2.0 (OS). The UCVA at the six-month follow-up was 20 / 12.5 in both eyes. No adverse events, including corneal haze, occurred in any of the patients. All three of our patients reported excellent visual outcomes following both conventional Epi-LASIK and LED, despite their histories of keloid formation. The present cases suggest that both Epi-LASIK and LED may be safe and effective techniques for myopic patients with dermatologic keloids.
PMID: 21655048 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]