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Visual Field Defect after LASIK PDF Print E-mail
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AJO, Vol 129, Issue 5 (May 2000) Pages 668-671

D. Matthew Bushley aA, Vernon C. Parmley a and Patrick Paglen bet al.

PURPOSE: To report a case of visual field defect associated with laser in situ keratomileusis.

METHODS: Case report. A 28-year-old woman with high myopia (-10D) and a family history of normal tension glaucoma underwent bilateral laser in situ keratomileusis keratorefractive surgery. Preoperatively, both eyes had normal intraocular pressure and visual field.

RESULTS: At the first postoperative visit 1 day after apparently uncomplicated laser in situ keratomileusis, the patient reported a scotoma in the right eye. At 3-month follow-up, visual fields revealed the patient had developed a near-superior altitudinal visual field defect in the right eye. The defect did not progress over 1 year of follow-up examinations.

CONCLUSION: Increased intraocular pressure associated with the microkeratome vacuum ring used during laser in situ keratomileusis may have precipitated optic nerve head ischemia and visual field defect.