Pushing the envelope with excessively thin flaps can be hazardous

June 15, 2003

San Francisco-LASIK surgeons seeking to create thin flaps in order to maximize ablation depth while maintaining a 250-?m stromal bed would be prudent to set 120 to 130 ?m as their lower limit for intended flap thickness, said Lee T. Nordan, MD, at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.