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Oman J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan-Apr;12(1):65-66. doi: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_30_2018.

Pneumodesmetopexy with perfluoropropane for acute corneal hydrops in keratoconus.

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Department of Cornea and Anterior Segment, Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.


Acute corneal hydrops (CH) occurs when there is a tear in descemets membrane causing rolling of its edges, creating a gap through which aqueous from anterior chamber (AC) percolates into corneal stroma. Acute CH occurs in approximately 2.5-3% of eyes with KC. Conventional therapy is patching or bandage contact lens application with topical cycloplegics and topical hypertonic sodium chloride. Here, we report a case of 9-year-old boy with bilateral keratoconus with left eye acute hydrops who was successfully treated with pneumodesmetopexy with perflouropropane (C3F8).


Acute corneal hydrops; perfluoropropane; pneumodesmetopexy

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