A 39-YEAR-OLD woman underwent low-myopic laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.
After an uneventful rotation of the microkeratome's head (Hansatome; Bausch
& Lomb Vision Care Division, Rochester, NY), the surgeon observed 2 hemicaps
separated by an intact corneal band (Figure
1). Flap repositioning was performed (Figure 2). A declaration to the French governmental safety and security
agency was made.
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