Certain factors identify those at risk for corneal ectasia after LASIK

Atlanta-The risk of corneal ectasia following LASIK is greater in patients with form fruste keratoconus, more than -8 D of myopia, and residual stromal beds that are thinner than 225 ?m. Most of the patients who developed corneal ectasia, however, were able to obtain a good visual outcome with contact lens correction, according to R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD.