|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 331
Acute severe corneal hydrops in keratoconus
Akhil Bevara, Shashidhar Banigallapati
Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Date of Submission||30-Jul-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||24-Oct-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||26-Dec-2019|
Dr. Akhil Bevara
Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur - Vijayawada Expressway, Pedakakani, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Bevara A, Banigallapati S. Acute severe corneal hydrops in keratoconus. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2019;57:331
An 11-year-old female presented with sudden diminution of vision and acute pain in the right eye following eye rubbing. She was a known case of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and severe keratoconus in both the eyes. On examination, the cornea of the right eye showed diffuse stromal edema involving the entire cornea [Figure 1]a and marked protrusion [Figure 1]b suggestive of acute corneal hydrops secondary to severe keratoconus.
|Figure 1: (a) The cornea of the right eye showing corneal edema involving the entire cornea. (b) The cornea of the right eye showing marked protrusion|
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Acute corneal hydrops is due to a tear in the Descemet membrane, followed by the leakage of aqueous into the stroma resulting in marked corneal edema.
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