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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-108

Unusual case of acute corneal hydrops in Mooren's ulcer treated with intracameral injection of perfluoropropane


Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhishek Dave
Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, 5027, Kedarnath Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_23_16

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A 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with Mooren's ulcer in the right eye at our cornea clinic. On treatment, he developed acute corneal hydrops, and the vision in the right eye dropped to perception of light. The patient was treated with intracameral injection of perfluoropropane (C3F8) gas which resulted in complete resolution of corneal edema. Contact lens fitting yielded a good visual outcome with a best-corrected visual acuity of 20/80. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only case reporting the occurrence of acute corneal hydrops in a child with Mooren's ulcer.


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