Corneal Haze from Epithelial Ingrowth After Lasik

This is a photo of an eye that underwent LASIK surgery 15 years ago and developed epithelial ingrowth several years later. The arrow on the left is pointing to the epithelial ingrowth and resultant corneal haze. Over the years, the LASIK flap (note arrow on extreme right) was lifted several times and the underlying tissue rinsed with sterile saline. However, the epithelial ingrowth returned after each treatment. This patient was fit with a scleral lens which is providing this patient with clear, comfortable vision once again. As far as the future for this eye is concerned, we just don’t know.
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