Residual Stroma Thickness
The amount of corneal tissue which is left, i.e., after LASIK. According to the Food and Drug Administration, a minimum of 250 μm of residual stroma thickness should be left under the LASIK flap in order to avoid corneal ectasia.
No epidemiological data available.
Since LASIK has been performed in the late 1980s, the residual stroma thickness also became a term in refractive surgery.
No clinical feature data available for this topic.
The residual stroma thickness can be measured by ultrawave pachymetry, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, or corneal topography.
See History section above.
See cross-references for an exact description of the different treatment methods involving the stroma thickness.
- Albert DM, Miller JW, Azar DT (2008) Albert & Jakobiec’s principles & practice of ophthalmology. Saunders, PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar