A Lasik Complication

The total incidence of epithelial ingrowth was 4.7%. The incidence after primary treatment was 3.9%. The incidence after enhancement was 12.8%.

Epithelial cells may be implanted in the interface either during flap creation or may migrate under the flap after surgery. Epithelial ingrowth is the term for cells growing under the LASIK flap.   Most cases do not affect vision