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Réactivation d’une choriorétinite toxoplasmique après un traitement par LASIK

Authors
Journal
Journal Français d Ophtalmologie
0181-5512
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0181-5512(06)73813-x
Keywords
  • Laserin Situkeratomileusis
  • Toxoplasmose Oculaire
  • Choriorétinite
  • Réactivation
  • Ocular Toxoplasmosis
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Reactivation
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a safe and efficient refractive surgical procedure that provides excellent results in most cases. Several complications have been reported, most of them related to the posterior segment of the eye. Although they are quite rare, a growing number of vitreoretinal pathologic conditions after LASIK have been reported. To date no article has reported an inflammatory or infectious disease of the posterior segment after a LASIK procedure. We report a case of reactivation of toxoplasmic chorioretinitis that occurred 5 days after a LASIK procedure. Clinical outcome was spontaneously favorable after 1 month, with no loss of vision. Although a causal effect between LASIK and toxoplasmic chorioretinitis reactivation cannot be proven with a single case report, we stress the importance of dilated fundus examination in LASIK preoperative assessment: our case suggests that in the presence of preoperative toxoplasmic chorioretinitis scars, increased retinal monitoring is required.

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