Map-dot-fingerprint Dystrophy Guidelines

Updated: Feb 14, 2019
  • Author: David D Verdier, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Guidelines Summary

Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy is a significant contraindication to laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery owing to poorly adherent epithelium predisposing to epithelial defects, interface epithelial ingrowth, and increased risk of flap keratolysis and corneal scarring. [29, 30, 31] For patients undergoing refractive surgery, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a better choice than LASIK.