Spontaneous corneal perforation in a patient with unusual unilateral pellucid marginal degeneration

Esen Karamursel Akpek, Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, John D. Gottsch, Walter J. Stark

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Abstract

A 56-year-old man presented with acute loss of vision and tearing in his left eye. Slitlamp examination demonstrated peripheral corneal edema extending between the 2 and 6 o'clock positions as well as a perforation located inferiorly. The right eye was unremarkable. An emergent crescentic lamellar keratoplasty was performed. The patch graft remained clear during the 30-month follow-up, and visual acuity improved significantly. No changes occurred in the right eye. This case represents an unusual, unilateral corneal ectatic disorder, most likely pellucid marginal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1698-1700
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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