Corneal iron ring associated with iatrogenic keratectasia after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis

Ozdamar A. , Aras C. , USTUNDAG C., Bahcecioglu H. Ö. , Ozkan S.

JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, vol.26, no.11, pp.1684-1686, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


A 23-year-old woman had bilateral myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Two months postoperatively, she reported decreased visual acuity. Biomicroscopic examination revealed a corneal epithelial iron ring around the central keratectasia on both corneas. The appearance of the ring pattern was similar to the iron deposits of the Fleischer ring of keratoconus. J Cataract Refract Surg 2000; 26: 1684-1686 (C) 2000 ASCRS and ESCRS.