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First reported Scheimpflug image of a case of superior pellucid marginal corneal degeneration (PMCD)

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First Author: A.Farrag UK

Co Author(s):    S. Ummar   N. Al-Harthy                 

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We report a Scheimflug image of a case of rare presentation of Superior(PMCD) highlighting the importance of Scheimflug image in diagnosis of this rare case.


Al-Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman


A case report. A 43 year old male presented with bilateral gradual decreased vision ((best corrected spectacle Visual Acuity was 6/36 in each eye)) as a result of significant against the rule astigmatism.After Full clinical assessment, a Scheimpflug image was done to the patient. .


We diagnosed Superior PMCD after exclusion of Pellucid like keratoconus and Terrien marginal degeneration. A significant improvement of visual acuity to 6/9 in each eye without surgical intervention after arrangement of PROSE ((Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem, Boston Foundation for Sight, USA)) Contact lens.


Scheimpflug imaging is an essential investigation tool in definitive diagnosis of superior PMCD and other atypical corneal ectasia.

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