Laser in-situ keratomileusis infection: Review and update of current practices

Arash Mozayan, Assumpta Madu, Prabjot Channa

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Abstract

Purpose of review: To review new clinically relevant data regarding the prevention cause and treatment of laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) infections. Recent findings: Many recent studies of post-LASIK infectious keratitis show the predominance of atypical mycobacteria and Gram-positive cocci and the growing number of other rare pathogens. The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery White Paper treatment paradigm remains the model for initial treatment of LASIK-associated infectious keratitis. Summary: Improved understanding of the risk factor, different causes, along with a high degree of suspicion on initial presentation is crucial in order to provide the appropriate management in LASIK-associated infectious keratitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in ophthalmology
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2011

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Keywords

  • infection
  • infectious keratitis
  • laser in-situ keratomileusis
  • microbial
  • refractive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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