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If after lasik flap is displaced, is it possibe to replace it?
3 Doctor Answers | Asked by fpanika
Fix Displaced Flap ASAP
It is not only possible to replace a displaced flap but essential. If your flap becomes displaced it should be repositioned within 24 hours for best results.
Most of the time
Displaced flaps are very infrequent and can be repaired fairly easily. Be careful to avoid contact sports and rubbing your eyes for a few weeks after the surgery.
Dislocated LASIK flap
If it's within a week postop, this is relatively easy, your surgeon needs to refloat it and replace it, make sure there isn't any epithelium growing under if over a week it becomes more problematic, often there is epithelial ingrowth which is bad, or striae or wrinkles in the flap which can cause double vision if you have bad striae, you will need your flap sutured down tight to fix this, and this tight suturing can cause induced astigmatism and poor vision this is why i switched...