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Cornea. 2007 Jun;26(5):625-8.

Corneal perforation associated with pellucid marginal degeneration and treatment with crescentic lamellar keratoplasty: two case reports.

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Sydney Eye Hospital and Save Sight Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe 2 cases of corneal perforation associated with pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD) and subsequent successful management with crescentic lamellar keratoplasty.

METHODS:

Two cases are discussed along with the relevant literature.

RESULTS:

Both patients presented with spontaneous corneal perforations and associated features consistent with PMD. In both cases, there was fellow eye evidence of PMD, and 1 of the patients was already known to our unit with this diagnosis. Initial conservative measures were unsuccessful, and both patients underwent crescentic lamellar keratoplasty as the definitive surgical management with a good visual outcome.

CONCLUSIONS:

Crescentic lamellar keratoplasty is an effective technique for the management of this rare complication of PMD.

PMID:
17525665
DOI:
10.1097/ICO.0b013e3180398e93
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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