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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

White to black: Keratopigmentation

Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, MN Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. P A P. Aysha
MN Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd., 781, TH Road, Tondiarpet, Opp. Tondiarpet Police Station, Chennai - 600 021, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_106_18

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Here we report a case of 34 year old female who presented to our department with chief complaints of photophobia, glare and whitish colouration of cornea in the left eye since 5 months. She had a history of penetrating ocular injury at the age of 6. She underwent penetrating keratoplasty, followed by cataract extraction and Intraocular lens implantation in 2015. On examination, Visual Acuity of right eye was 6/6 and left eye hand movements with projection of light in all quadrants. Slit lamp examination of left eye showed graft failure with leucomatous corneal opacity. Keratopigmentation was done using tattooing gun and jet black dye. Patient became symptomatically better and cosmetically satisfied. We found there was no fading of colour after three months.

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