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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 317-319

Histopathologic findings in two cases with history of intrastromal corneal ring segments insertion


1 Anterior Segment Division and Emergency Room, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Hind M Alkatan
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 7191, Riyadh 11462
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.90136

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Intrastromal corneal ring segments (INTACS) implantation for mild myopia or keratoconus is simple and effective in most cases. Rarely, major complications can occur due to implantation. In this case report, we present two examples of possible intraoperative and postoperative complications of INTACS. The first case had histopathologic documentation of Descemet's membrane perforation as an intraoperative complication and the second case had accumulation of foamy histiocytes along the lamellar channels which has not been previously reported. These complications suggest further study is required on the long term effect of INTACS implantation on corneal tissue.


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