The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tomographic features of postrefractive surgery eyes. This was a retrospective evaluation of clinical data. Three patients with post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and two patients with post-SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) ectasia were imaged with Scheimpflug imaging (SI, Pentacam) and optical coherence tomography (OCT, RTVue). Curvature and wavefront aberrations of the air-epithelium interface (A-E) and epithelium-Bowman's layer interface (E-B) were derived. OCT of normal and keratoconic eyes from an earlier study were compared with the data of the ectasia eyes. Curvature and aberrometry of the A-E interfaces were statistically similar between SI and OCT. However, OCT revealed a steeper and more aberrated E-B interface than A-E though correlation between them was inferior to the correlation for keratoconic eyes. Furthermore, the magnitude of differences between the A-E and E-B interfaces was greater in the ectasia eyes than the keratoconic eyes. OCT could possibly assist better in selecting appropriate treatment plan for postrefractive surgery ectasia eyes than conventional tomographers.
- Bowman's layer
- BILATERAL ECTASIA