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Idiopathic superior keratectasia with spontaneous perforation treated with amniotic membrane transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18787434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To demonstrate an unusual case of bilateral superior keratectasia complicated by a corneal perforation. METHODS: Case report of idiopathic superior keratectasia with a spontaneous perforation managed by amniotic membrane transplantation. RESULTS: Superior keratectasia was confirmed by a pattern of superior corneal steepening seen on corneal topography and keratometry in the fellow eye. CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, keratectasia with hydrops and a corneal perforation may present superiorly, and an amniotic membrane should be considered for management.
Douglas R Lazzaro; George O Waring; Margaret Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eye & contact lens     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1542-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eye Contact Lens     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2008-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160941     Medline TA:  Eye Contact Lens     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amnion / transplantation*
Biological Dressings*
Corneal Edema / etiology*,  surgery
Corneal Topography
Dilatation, Pathologic / etiology,  surgery
Rupture, Spontaneous
Visual Acuity

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