Large leaking descemetocele presenting as a traumatic corneal laceration

Logeswary K, and Jemaima Che-Hamzah, and Aida Zairani Mohd. Zahidin, (2017) Large leaking descemetocele presenting as a traumatic corneal laceration. Journal of Surgical Academia, 7 (1). pp. 59-61. ISSN 2231-7481


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A 47-year-old healthy Indonesian gentleman, presented with blurring of vision on the left eye associated with pain and redness after history of foreign body entering the eye. A general practitioner prescribed him some eye drops; however, his symptoms worsened. A corneal laceration wound measuring 0.5 x 3.5mm with a large stromal abscess measuring 9.0 x 5.0mm with flat anterior chamber was seen on the left eye. Emergency corneal T&S revealed a large descemetocele and cyanoacrylate corneal glue was applied on the area. C&S showed Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Patient was subsequently undergone penetrating keratoplasty as a definitive measure. This case highlights the rapid progression of pseudomonas keratitis, presented with a large descemetocele, which can be mistaken as an infected corneal laceration wound. Corneal cyanoacrylate glueing together with corneal suturing is a viable temporary method for large descemetoceles awaiting definitive surgery.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Cyanoacrylate; Descemet membrane; Gram negative bacteria; Keratitis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:12273
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:29 Oct 2018 03:51
Last Modified:02 Nov 2018 21:42

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