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Hippokratia. 2010 Jan;14(1):48-50.

Traumatic corneal flap displacement five years after laser in situ keratomileusis.

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  • 1Service of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Centre Mother Theresa, Tirana, Albania.


Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most common surgical procedure for the correction of refractive deviations. LASIK has been ongoing lately in our country, exclusively in private settings. This is the reason for which our clinic has no experience with LASIK procedure and complications following it. We are presenting a case of a 23 year-old female with traumatic flap displacement on the left eye, 5 years after the original LASIK operation. She was presented to our clinic on the 6th posttraumatic day. The patient was immediately operated and the flap repositioned. The case we present, is the only one treated to our clinic with such a vision-threatening complication of LASIK procedure.


LASIK; correction of refractive deviations; laser; trauma; traumatic corneal flap displacement

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