More than meets the eye: a missed traumatic laser in situ keratomileusis flap dislocation

Shivesh Varma, Yi Fan Tang and Salim Okera
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50985
Published online: 19 April 2021

A 61‐year‐old man was referred to our ophthalmology service 3 days after a tree branch injury to the left eye. He had a history of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) refractive surgery 17 years earlier. He had attended his local emergency department on the day of the injury with pain and reduced vision. He was diagnosed with a corneal abrasion and treated with topical chloramphenicol drops; he then presented to our service as he failed to improve.

  • Shivesh Varma
  • Yi Fan Tang
  • Salim Okera

  • Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT

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