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.
The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.