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Photo Essay
November 2002

Blade Defect Responsible for a Severe Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis Complication

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(11):1592-1593. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.11.1592

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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