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Ocular deviation after unilateral laser in situ keratomileusis.

Research paper by S K SK Kim, J B JB Lee, S H SH Han, E K EK Kim

Indexed on: 25 Aug '00Published on: 25 Aug '00Published in: Yonsei medical journal



Abstract

Laser keratomileusis and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy in situ are widely used therapies for treating myopia. The corrections of refractive error by glasses or contact lens result in a relatively equal refractive correction on both eyes. However, refractive surgery on a single eye can cause a focus disparity between both eyes and may result in the impairment of fusion leading to strabismus. This article aims to report a case where diplopia and esotropia occurred 1 month after laser keratomileusis (LASIK) in situ for the correction of myopia.