Topography of Cornea with post-Lasik Ectasia

The images below are 3-D computer enhanced corneal topographies of the right and left eye of a patient with post-LASIK corneal ectasia. In a “normal” cornea the surface would be a smooth continuous convex curve. What you are looking at are corneal surfaces as if the patient was looking upward. In the center note the blue color. The blue represents a flat or depressed area. The red areas represent elevated or steep areas of the cornea. In other words, these computer enhanced images represent severely distorted corneas. There are no surgeries or procedures that can make these corneas smooth and regular again as “nature” intended.

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