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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1471

Corneal hydrops

Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication24-Sep-2018

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Prof. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Center, Sector-12, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_624_18

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Gupta PC, Jinagal J, Gupta A, Ram J. Corneal hydrops. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1471

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Gupta PC, Jinagal J, Gupta A, Ram J. Corneal hydrops. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 3];66:1471. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2018/66/10/1471/242022

A 23-year-old male presented with sudden, painful decreased vision in his left eye associated with redness, photophobia, and tearing. He gave history of seasonal allergies and vigorous eye rubbing. On evaluation, visual acuity was hand movements close to face. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed severe ectasia in the inferior cornea with overlying edema suggesting presence of corneal hydrops [Figure 1]a. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography showed multiple stromal fluid pockets [Figure 1]b.[1] Corneal hydrops is characterized by stromal edema due to accumulation of aqueous humor through a tear in descemet's membrane of the cornea in patients with advanced keratoconus and may need surgical management.[2]
Figure 1: (a) Anterior segment photograph showing ‘Nipple shaped’ conical projection in a patient of advanced keratoconus. (b) Anterior segment ocular coherence tomography photograph revealing multiple stromal fluid collection pockets in the area of cone

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Basu S, Vaddavalli PK, Vemuganti GK, Ali MH, Murthy SI. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography features of acute corneal hydrops. Cornea 2012;31:479-85.  Back to cited text no. 1
Loh IP, Fan Gaskin JC, Sherwin T, McGhee CNJ. Extreme Descemet's membrane rupture with hydrops in keratoconus: Clinical and histological manifestations. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018;10:271-5.  Back to cited text no. 2


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