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Amniotic membrane and descematocele: case report

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First Author: C.Pereira PORTUGAL

Co Author(s):    M. Franco   L. Colaço   S. Rodrigues   D. Cristovão   F. Fraga   H. Filipe

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To describe a case with satisfactory results of bullous keratitis progressing to descematocele treated with amniotic membrane transplantation.


Dr. Gama Pinto Institute of Ophthalmology, Lisbon Portugal


A 65-year-old caucasian male with a history of ocular neovascular glaucoma and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. After several episodes of acute hypertensive crises in the left eye the bullous keratitis progressing to descemetocele requiring hospitalization.


During hospitalization the patient was medicated with topical fortified antibiotics and was subjected to amniotic membrane transplantation. After 7 months the biomicroscopy showed corneal neovascularization with central leukoma and the anterior segment OCT showed a good anatomical result.


This case demonstrates the importance of amniotic membrane transplantation in cases of descemetocele. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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