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Corneal keloid after LASIK

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First Author: M.Cigales SPAIN

Co Author(s):    J. Hoyos-Chacon   J. Hoyos Campillo                 

Abstract Details


To report one case of corneal keloid in a patient operated on with LASIK some years ago.


Instituto Oftalmologico Hoyos. Barcelona (Spain)


30-year-old female patient operated on with LASIK both eyes 8 years ago. She had had a white nodule in the peripheral cornea in the left eye with blurred vision and foreign body sensation for around 2 months. Corneal OCT showed its subepithelial location and the corneal topography a flattening area with irregular astigmatism. We removed the nodule by scraping. We used a contact lens bandage and topical postoperative treatment with antibiotics, steroids and tear drops.


Eye recuperated its best visual acuity with a regular topography and a light corneal haze. The pathological anatomy result was a subepithelial hyaline fibrosis compatible with a corneal keloid. This patient had no skin keloids. No recurrences in one year follow up.


Subepithelial peripheral nodules in eyes operated on with LASIK could be keloids even without previous history as in this case. Scraping was an effective technique to remove keloids.

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