Characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment after refractive surgery: Comparison with myopic eyes with retinal detachment – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD) in patients with previous laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and compared them to RD in patients with previous laser assisted sub-epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) and myopic patients with no previous refractive surgery.Design: Retrospective, comparative case seriesMethods: Among 106 eyes of 106 patients, RD patients with previous refractive surgery included 21 eyes with LASIK and 13 eyes with LASEK. 72 myopic patients with refractive errors of -3.0 diopters or less were grouped as the R (-) group. Characteristics of RD included distribution of RD and associated retinal breaks, location and number of (Read more...)

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