Pregnancy may be risk factor for late-onset post-LASIK ectasia Farhad Hafezi, Popular press

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition.

Cases have been reported up to 9 years after refractive surgery, once the patient became pregnant. Pregnancy may trigger late-onset keratectasia up to 9 years after LASIK surgery, according to a cornea specialist.

“Pregnancy may be a potential additional risk factor to keep in mind when we do preoperative patient screening for laser refractive surgery using the Ectasia Risk Score System,” Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD, said at the joint meeting of and SICCSO in Rome.

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