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Triple procedure for the treatment of central anterior crystalline keratopathy

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First Author: G.Eltaji Elfarouki IRELAND

Co Author(s):    A. Hamoud              

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To analyze the background evidence for triple simultaneous procedures for central anterior crystalline keratopathy and report on the course of a case that underwent that treatment


Regional referral centre for ophthalmic surgery


Crystalline keratopathy is a condition in which crystals are deposited in the corneal epithelium and/ or anterior stroma, and arises from a multitude of causes such as infection and corneal dystrophy (Gupta et al). Many persons who are pre-disposed to it are also prone to developing lenticular opacities. Surgical intervention for the different opacities may be carried out sequentially, but it has been reported that there is no significant increase in endothelial cell loss when corneal transplantation is combined with cataract surgery (Davis and Stark). We report on a case of recurrent intractable crystalline keratopathy, focusing on the use of triple simultaneous procedure surgery for treatment. Surgical management involved penetrating keratoplasty, cataract extraction and intra-ocular lens implantation in one surgical procedure. Patient history, presentation, investigations, treatment options, surgical procedure and clinical course are described and demonstrated.


Triple procedure rather than sequential surgery can be effective in suitably selected patients with crystalline keratopathy.



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