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CLINICAL IMAGE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-66

Pneumodesmetopexy with perfluoropropane for acute corneal hydrops in keratoconus


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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arjun Srirampur
Anand Eye Institute, Habsiguda, Hyderabad - 500 007, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_30_2018

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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).


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