Microcapillary sign of flap alignment in femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis

Fawzy F ; Wahba SS ; Fawzy N 


We present an observational sign that ensures perfect alignment during femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS LASIK). Alignment is assured when a microsponge is used to dry the flap and the area of dryness exceeds the area of direct touch of the microsponge. The area might even reach the whole circumference of the flap at the first touch. This sign of alignment can be explained by microcapillary action. This sign was not elicited in flaps created by a microkeratome.

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Issue Date Oct-2016
Publisher Dovepress
Journal Clinical Ophthalmology 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/123456789/369
DOI http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27799731

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