Laser in-situ keratomileusis infection

Review and update of current practices

Arash Mozayan, Assumpta Madu, Prabjot Channa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

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
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Fingerprint

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Keratitis
Infection
Refractive Surgical Procedures
Gram-Positive Cocci
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Cataract
Therapeutics

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Cite this

Laser in-situ keratomileusis infection : Review and update of current practices. / Mozayan, Arash; Madu, Assumpta; Channa, Prabjot.

In: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Vol. 22, No. 4, 07.2011, p. 233-237.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mozayan, Arash ; Madu, Assumpta ; Channa, Prabjot. / Laser in-situ keratomileusis infection : Review and update of current practices. In: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 233-237.
@article{4f7f61c573dd4d71aa191338d5fda06b,
title = "Laser in-situ keratomileusis infection: Review and update of current practices",
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.",
keywords = "infection, infectious keratitis, laser in-situ keratomileusis, microbial, refractive surgery",
author = "Arash Mozayan and Assumpta Madu and Prabjot Channa",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1097/ICU.0b013e3283479ed4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "233--237",
journal = "Current Opinion in Ophthalmology",
issn = "1040-8738",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Laser in-situ keratomileusis infection

T2 - Review and update of current practices

AU - Mozayan, Arash

AU - Madu, Assumpta

AU - Channa, Prabjot

PY - 2011/7

Y1 - 2011/7

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - infection

KW - infectious keratitis

KW - laser in-situ keratomileusis

KW - microbial

KW - refractive surgery

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79959220377&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79959220377&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/ICU.0b013e3283479ed4

DO - 10.1097/ICU.0b013e3283479ed4

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 233

EP - 237

JO - Current Opinion in Ophthalmology

JF - Current Opinion in Ophthalmology

SN - 1040-8738

IS - 4

ER -