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Cornea. 2004 Aug;23(6):560-4.

Asymmetric keratoconus attributed to eye rubbing.

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  • 1Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. batooljafri@emoryvision.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a series of cases with asymmetric keratoconus attributed to eye rubbing, discuss its pathogenesis, and review the literature.

METHODS:

Case reports and literature review.

RESULTS:

A careful history obtained from 5 patients with asymmetric keratoconus revealed habitual eye rubbing of the more severely affected eye.

CONCLUSIONS:

Trauma, such as occurs with habitual eye rubbing, plays a role in the pathogenesis of keratoconus.

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15256993
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