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Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Apr;137(4):763-5.

Uveal effusion following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hypermetropia.

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Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe the first reported cases of uveal effusion syndrome following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

DESIGN:

Interventional case reports.

METHODS:

A 50-year-old woman developed bilateral submacular choroidal folds with subtle fluid elevation of the macula on the first day following uneventful LASIK for hypermetropia. A 48-year-old man developed right, prominent, 360-degree, peripheral choroidal effusions and submacular choroidal and retinal folds several months following LASIK for hypermetropia.

RESULTS:

Case 1 was treated with systemic diclofenac and case 2 with systemic prednisolone. Both cases showed gradual improvement in vision over several weeks, returning to best-corrected visual acuity of 6/6.

CONCLUSIONS:

Uveal effusion syndrome is a previously unreported complication that may occur following LASIK for hypermetropia.

PMID:
15059725
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2003.09.054
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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