Journal of Refractive Surgery Vol. 22 No. 2 February 2006
Ching-Liang Kuo, MD; Hsiu-Fen Lin, MD; Po-Chiung Fang, MD; Hsi-Kung Kuo, MD; David Hui-Kang Ma, MD, PhD
PURPOSE: To report a case of late onset lamellar keratitis and epithelial ingrowth associated with orbital cellulitis 1 month after LASIK surgery.
METHODS: A 19-year-old patient presented with pain and subsequent blurry vision in the right eye. One month prior to presentation, he had undergone LASIK in both eyes. Orbital cellulitis was suspected.
RESULTS: Under aggressive treatment, the patient recovered from orbital cellulitis and lamellar keratitis and he also regained his vision with topical steroid treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Lamellar keratitis does not always occur early following LASIK and may be associated with orbital cellulitis.
[J Refract Surg. 2006;22:202-204.]
Here is a link to a description of orbital cellulitis: