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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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Purpose:

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

Setting:

Dr. Gama Pinto Institute of Ophthalmology, Lisbon Portugal

Methods:

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.

Results:

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.

Conclusions:

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

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