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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Oct;29(10):2032-3.

Late laser in situ keratomileusis flap dislocation caused by a thrown football.

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Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.


A 38-year-old man sustained a dislocated flap after being struck in the left eye with a football more than 30 months after uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Consequent epithelial ingrowth and microstriae required surgical treatment. The postoperative course was uneventful with recovery of 20/20 Snellen uncorrected visual acuity. This case illustrates the need for LASIK patients to wear protective eyewear when participating in contact sports.

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