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The-Lasik-Directory.com Tip: Many potential LASIK complications stem from the flap in the cornea not being cut correctly. These problems may become evident if the flap is cut either too thinly or too thickly. This becomes problematic because if the flap is not cut correctly, it may not adhere to the eye correctly and become wrinkled. These wrinkles can cause vision problems, such as irregular astigmatism, diffuse lamellar keratitis and keratectasia.
Irregular astigmatism may occur when the laser correction is not centered on the eye or the surface of the cornea is not completely smooth. This condition may cause double vision and may necessitate additional treatments.
Diffuse lamellar keratitis occurs when cellular debris exists under the flap and causes an inflammation. Treatment for this condition involves lifting the flap to clean away the debris and administering antibiotics and topical steroids. Failure to treat the problem quickly can lead to permanent vision loss.
Keratectasia occurs when the flap is cut too deeply and causes distorted vision. Treatment for this condition may include the temporary use of rigid contact lenses which will effectively hold the cornea in place.