Lasik after Corneal Ulcer

Authors: S. Procházková 1,3;  M. Netuková 2;  D. Klečka 3;  P. Novák 1,3
Authors‘ workplace: Oční oddělení Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha 5, primář MUDr. Petr Novák 1;  Oční klinika FN KV, Praha 10, přednosta prof. MUDr. Pavel Kuchynka, CSc. 2;  Refrakční Centrum Praha, s. r. o. 3
Published in: Čes. a slov. Oftal., 67, 2011, No. 3, p. 86-89
Category: Case Report


Our case report presents successful treatment of corneal ulcer caused by the most common pathogen of infectious keratitis – Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Treatment was followed by LASIK as a final refractive error solution. 20 year old patient (contact lens wearer) was admitted for acute infectious corneal ulcer in her left eye. Her visual acuity was 0.5 partial with full correction. Intensive local treatment with Tobramycin, Ofloxacin and Scopolamin was started. After healing of infectious focuses, local steroids (Fluorometholonin acetas) were used to clear residual stromal haze. Refractive error was corrected after stabilisation using LASIK. Longstanding visual acuity is thanks to the early and intensive therapy 1.0 bilaterally.

Key words:
Lasik, infectious keratitis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa


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