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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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Vitamin B12 deficiency as a cause of neurotrophic keratopathy

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First Author: N. Nassiri IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Co Author(s):    M. Shahriary   F. Assarzadegan   K. Sheibani   A. Abolhassani   H. Norouzi        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To present a case of neurotrophic keratopathy caused by B12 deficiency.

Setting:

Imam Hossein Medical Center, Tehran, Iran.

Methods:

Neurotrophic keratitis is a rare degenerative corneal disease caused by an impairment of trigeminal corneal innervation, leading to a decrease or absence of corneal sensation. Here we present a case of neurotrophic keratopathy caused by B12 deficiency in a 34 years old man who had progressive decrease in visual acuity and eye redness since 3 months before being referred to our ophthalmology clinic.

Results:

Based on our clinical findings and with the diagnosis of B12 deficiency we started B12 treatment for the patient. After 3 weeks the patient showed a dramatic response with corneal sensation reversal, increase of visual acuity, improved neurotrophic keratopathy and significantly improved neurological findings.

Conclusions:

It seems that B12 deficiency might be a very rare cause of neurotrophic keratopathy or neurotrophic keratopathy.

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