Dead cells beneath the corneal flap

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:18
Country
Mexico
Age
20
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

LASIK one week ago.

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Eye drops after the surgery, for dry eye.

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hello,

I had LASIK surgery one week ago, and today I went to the follow up appointment. The thing is that with my right eye I see a little bit blurred, my vision is like I had a dirty contact lens.

The doctor told me that the dead cells were not cleaned well, but that the cornea will clean these dead cells that were inside the corneal flap.

Is this true? What are your thoughts? What would you do?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

What you have is called diffuse lamellar keratitis which is a form of inflammatin between the corneal flap and corneal stromal bed due to the presense of bacterial toxins, debris, dead cells and inflammatory cells.

Treatment of this condition depends mainly on the severity. For mild cases observation with mild steroid eye drops.

Moderate to severe cases may required strong steroid eye drops and sometimes lift the corneal flap with irrigation of corneal stromal bed.

 

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