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Refractive Surgery Week - Sands of Sahara - DLK.

4. Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis/ Sands of Sahara Syndrome!

-Accumulation of fine granular appearing infiltrates giving a grainy corneal opacification in the early postoperative period after LASIK.


-Most cases respond to topical corticosteroids.

-Non responding cases: Irrigation beneath the flap and repositioning of the flap.

SEE the staging of DLK!

Image from Rajan Eye Care Hospital⁣

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