Laser in situ keratomileusis after automated lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1997 Sep;23(7):1114-8. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(97)80090-9.


We present three patients who had laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) after corneal surgery as follow: 15 months after automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) for hyperopia, 6 months after ALK for hyperopia, and 2 years after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). Although the first case was uneventful, intraoperative complications arose in the second case because the connection of the ALK-related flap to its stromal bed was insufficient. In the third case, the refractive error caused by PKP was corrected as shown by corneal topography and visual acuity measurement. In conclusion, LASIK after PKP can be considered a precise and safe procedure if 2 to 3 years pass between the procedures. An interval of 6 months between ALK and LASIK was too short, whereas 15 months after ALK for hyperopia, LASIK was performed without problems and delivered a good result.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cornea / surgery*
  • Corneal Topography
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Hyperopia / surgery*
  • Keratoplasty, Penetrating*
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reoperation
  • Visual Acuity