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Supplementary Material for: Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty as a Treatment Modality for Recalcitrant Post-Laser in situ Keratomileusis Epithelial Ingrowth

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posted on 28.09.2021, 05:02 by Singh B., Sharma S., Bharti N., Samantaray D., Bharti S.
The purpose is to present the outcomes of anterior lamellar keratoplasty for a case of post-laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) epithelial ingrowth. A 40-year-old male patient presented with epithelial ingrowth 14 years after primary LASIK with a microkeratome blade in the right eye following trauma. Multiple stromal bed washing was done over a period of 3 years, but recurrence of epithelial ingrowth was seen every time. Femtosecond laser-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty was performed in the right eye. Twelve months after the procedure, the patient’s corrected distance visual acuity improved to 6/9, and no recurrence was noted. Femtosecond laser-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty is an effective treatment modality in cases of recurrent recalcitrant epithelial ingrowth seen after LASIK.