Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Ipsilateral Rotational Lamellar Autokeratoplasty
To describe the surgical technique and report the outcomes of 2 patients treated with femtosecond laser-assisted ipsilateral rotational lamellar autokeratoplasty in central corneal scars.Methods:
The corneal scar depth was mapped using preoperative optical coherence tomography. An eccentric lamellar lenticule was cut with a femtosecond laser and rotated to decenter corneal opacity and free the pupil area in 2 patients with nonprogressive central corneal scars. The surgical plan was set after simulating lenticule rotation with a digital corneal image and computer software.Results:
In both cases, the corneal scar was decentered inferiorly, out of the pupillary area, with increased postoperative visual acuity but visual outcome limitations secondary to corneal irregularities and residual deep opacity.Conclusions:
Femtosecond laser-assisted ipsilateral rotational lamellar autokeratoplasty is effective for shifting central corneal opacities and can be considered in appropriate cases.