Cystic hydrops and spontaneous perforation in Fuchs' superficial marginal keratitis

M. A. Goldberg, A. J. Lubniewski, J. M. Williams, M. E. Smith, J. S. Pepose

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Abstract

PURPOSE: We studied a case of Fuchs' superficial marginal keratitis in which cystic corneal hydrops developed in one eye, and spontaneous corneal perforation occurred in the fellow eye. METHODS: The patient underwent bilateral annular corneoscleral lamellar patch grafts for tectonic support. RESULTS: The patient had an uncomplicated postoperative course and visual acuity of 20/25 bilaterally. CONCLUSION: Stromal loss in Fuchs' superficial marginal keratitis may be severe enough to result in cystic corneal hydrops. Patients with this disorder should be counseled regarding the possibility of corneal perforation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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