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Nepal J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan-Jun;5(1):109-13. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i1.7836.

Post LASIK progressive astigmatism in a child with partially accommodative esotropia.

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Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismology services, Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Refractive surgery is considered a safe and effective method for correction of refractive errors in adults.

OBJECTIVE:

To report an unusual case of a young child with partially accommodative esotropia presenting with deterioration of vision and worsening of esotropia following refractive surgery.

CASE REPORT:

Unanticipated and progressive irregular corneal astigmatism along with deterioration of visual acuity and loss of stereopsis developed post- LASIK in a seven-year-old Indian child with partially accommodative esotropia.

CONCLUSION:

Keratorefractive surgery in young children has to be undertaken with caution, especially in such cases where there is no medical indication for refractive surgery and waiting beyond teenage years is a viable option.

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