Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Macular Dystrophy in a Post LASIK Patient

Sanjana Vatsa, Shana Sood
Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Sanjana Vatsa (MBBS, MS, FPRS, FCRS)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Received: 05-AUG-2019 Accepted: 28-OCT-2019 Published Online: 09-MAY-2020

LASIK (Laser Assisted Insitu keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed refractive surgery worldwide. A detailed pre operative and post operative evaluation of the anterior and posterior segment is a must. A 35 year old male patient with a history of LASIK surgery done 13 years back presented to us with complaint of painless, progressive diminution of vision in both eyes from past 2 years. Dilated retinal examination showed bulls eye maculopathy in both eyes. Macular OCT showed gross reduction in central foveal thickness. ERG showed marked reduction in photopic responses suggestive of a cone dystrophy. Treatment aims at alleviating the symptoms and use of low vision aids. Genetic counselling may be of benefit for affected individuals and their families.

Keywords :LASIK, Bulls eye maculopathy, cone dystrophy, genetic counselling

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