DLK is an early postoperative complication appearing as an inflammatory response initially in the corneal stroma followed by the flap interface. Occurrence is infrequent. Postoperative examination at 1 day after the LASIK procedure is usually diagnostic. Careful cleaning techniques and avoidance of contaminants may reduce outbreaks. Treatment of stages 1 and 2 includes aggressive topical steroids and careful daily monitoring. Treatment of stage 3 includes lifting the flap, gentle rinsing, and careful daily monitoring thereafter.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 2 2018|