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Intraocular gas associated pressure-induced interface keratopathy 8 years after laser in situ keratomileusis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20806741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a clinically distinctive form of elevated intraocular pressure-induced interface keratopathy that occurred after a pars plana vitrectomy with intraocular gas tamponade for a macular hole in the right eye in a 35-year-old woman who had laser in situ keratomileusis in both eyes 8 years previously. The intraocular pressure was increased to 37 mm Hg after surgery. Diffuse lamellar keratitis-like interface infiltration was found with concurrent elevated intraocular pressure. The interface infiltration did not respond to steroids but resolved after the intraocular pressure was controlled. This case suggests that interface keratopathy is associated with increased intraocular pressure. Assessment of intraocular pressure is essential in patients presenting with interface keratopathy, especially in those who have undergone posterior segment operations with gas tamponade.
Yu-Kai Wu; Cheng-Kuo Cheng; Hui-Chen Lin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  41 Online     ISSN:  1938-2375     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  2011-03-10     Revised Date:  2011-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.
Department of Ophthalmology, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Corneal Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Gases / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects*
Injections, Intraocular
Intraocular Pressure
Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ / adverse effects*
Medical Records
Ocular Hypertension / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Retinal Perforations / surgery
Time Factors
Tonometry, Ocular
Vitrectomy / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Gases

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