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Superior keratoconus presenting with hydrops

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First Author: N.Vig UK

Co Author(s):    N. Kopsachilis   D. Parmar           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report the first case of superior keratoconus presenting with hydrops.

Setting:

Review of patient chart at Eye Treatment Centre, Whipps Cross Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, London, E11 1NR.

Methods:

A 48 year old African male patient was referred to our centre from his optician with poor vision and high astigmatism in both eyes. His vision was 6/19 OD with 1.50D x -7.50 x 92° and 6/38 OS with -1.75D x -5.00 x 70°. Slit lamp examination found left corneal scaring and resolving hydrops. Oculus pentacam tomography revealed bilateral marked superior steeping consistent with a diagnosis of superior kerataconus. The patient was managed with topical antibiotics and lubricants for the hydrops.

Results:

Superior keratoconus is a very rare manifestation of corneal ectasia, and to our best knowledge, this is the first case presenting with hydrops described in the literature.

Conclusions:

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