Corneal perforation associated with pellucid marginal degeneration and treatment with crescentic lamellar keratoplasty

Two case reports

Richard J. Symes, Caroline J. Catt, Tarinee Sa-Ngiampornpanit, John J. Males*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-628
Number of pages4
JournalCornea
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Cornea
  • Keratoplasty
  • Lamellar
  • Pellucid
  • Perforation

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