Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 406-407
DOI: 10.1055/a-1068-8896
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Interface Fluid Syndrome Induced by Scleral Lenses

Flüssigkeitsansammlung im LASIK-Interface induziert durch Sklerallinsen
Isabelle Müller
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
,
Philipp Baenninger
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
,
Markus Ritzmann
2  Linsencentrum, Falco Linsen AG, Tägerwilen, Switzerland
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Publication History

received 08 September 2019

accepted 18 November 2019

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

Background

Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a well-known and established procedure for surgical refractive correction, in which a corneal flap is generated and the underlying corneal stroma is reshaped using an excimer laser [1], [2]. There have been several case reports on patients who developed a fluid collection between the LASIK flap and the corneal stroma [3], [4]. This is referred to as interface fluid syndrome (IFS) [5]. IFS has been primarily described in post-LASIK patients with elevated intraocular pressure that was most often induced by topical steroid therapy [6], [7]. However, IFS has also been reported in patients with elevated intraocular pressure due to uveitis or in patients with endothelial decompensation due to Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) [8], [9].