Delayed-Onset Interface Fluid Syndrome After LASIK Following Phacotrabeculectomy [post]

2019 unpublished
Interface fluid syndrome (IFS) is an unusual complication after laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). We report the first case of IFS after uncomplicated phacotrabeculectomy in a patient who had undergone LASIK 10 years previously. This case emphasizes the importance of intraocular pressure (IOP) interpretation in eyes that have undergone LASIK. Case presentation A 30-year-old woman with a history of LASIK surgery presented to glaucoma clinic due to uncontrolled IOP despite of
more » ... tolerable medical treatment. After receiving phacotrabeculectomy, IOP decreased to 3mmHg on the first postoperative day, but again increased up to 21mmHg and a diffuse corneal edema with cloudy flap interface was demonstrated by slit-lamp microscopy. Corneal edema was sustained even after the IOP was lowered to 14 mmHg. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography scanning of the cornea revealed a diffuse, thin fluid pocket in the corneal interface. After
doi:10.21203/rs.2.160/v2 fatcat:ijjhac7mm5fihahiymp6laigui