I just arrived in beautiful San Francisco tonight to attend the 2009 ASCRS Symposium & Congress. In my opinion this is the best ophthalmology meeting of the year. Many papers will be presented in my two areas of interest, refractive surgery and cataract surgery. New equipment is on display as well.
H. Jane Kim, a third year ophthalmology resident at UMDNJ, will be presenting a poster with me titled “Late-Onset Dehiscence of LASIK Flap” This poster presents 2 of my patients who sustained eye trauma 4 and 9 years after their LASIK surgery. This is an extremely rare late complication of LASIK, with the second case being the latest reported case in the medical literature. Dr. Kim did a wonderful job reviewing the literature on this subject.
Both of these patients did extremely well after I repaired their LASIK flaps, achieving 20/20 vision.
I will plan on updating the blog this weekend with any new, interesting information that I pick up at the Symposium.