Management of the distorted flap

David R. Hardten, Adeline G. Hardten, Sophia A. Hardten

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The low rate of complications with LASIK has driven patient acceptance of as well as expectations from this procedure. Most of the severe complications associated with the procedure are associated with the initial creation of the flap, although some are due to later manipulation of the corneal lamellar flap by the patient. Distortion, striae, or folds in the corneal flap are one of the most commonly encountered flap complications with LASIK (Figs. 5.1 and 5.2). The presence of this distortion can result in patient dissatisfaction due to quality of vision complaints, or even loss of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Complications in Refractive Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319605616
ISBN (Print)9783319605609
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018


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