bullous keratopathy


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bul·lous ker·a·top·a·thy

edema of the corneal stroma and epithelium; occurs in Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, advanced glaucoma, iridocyclitis, and sometimes after intraocular lens implantation.

bul·lous ker·a·top·a·thy

(bul'ŭs ker'ă-top'ă-thē)
Edema of the corneal stroma and epithelium resulting in formation of bullae on the corneal surface. It occurs in Fuchs epithelial dystrophy, advanced glaucoma and iridocyclitis, endothelial failure, and sometimes after intraocular lens implantation.

bullous keratopathy

Either of two corneal edemas in an eye in which the natural lens has been removed, aphakic (ABK) or pseudophakic (PBK).
See also: keratopathy

keratopathy

noninflammatory disease of the cornea. See also corneal.

acid-fast keratopathy
corneal opacities seen in dogs in tropical and subtropical areas of the United States; attributed to an unidentified mycotic or mycobacterial infection. Called also Florida spots, Florida fungus.
band keratopathy
subcorneal calcification associated with local ocular disease or systemic abnormalities of calcium or phosphorus metabolism.
bullous keratopathy
a nonspecific response of the cornea to inflammation in which vesicles and bullae occur.
lipid keratopathy
deposition of lipid in the stroma of the cornea. In the primary disease, there is no association with abnormalities of lipid metabolism or elevated blood lipid levels. In secondary disease, lipids are deposited in scars and previous corneal lesions, or in association with abnormalities of systemic lipid metabolism.
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Outcome of two Corneal Collagen Crosslinking methods in Bullous Keratopathy dueto Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy.
However, their study included patients whose only indication for repeated surgery was IOL dislocation; patients undergoing IOL removal due to bullous keratopathy were not included as they were in our study.
Summary of the indications for intraocular lens exchange in the last 25 years of literature Author, Year Indication for IOL exchange % Lyle and Jin (3) Bullous keratopathy 38.
Source of Date: Patients admitted for corneal dystrophies and scars and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy and undergone lamellar keratoplasty at corneal services of Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital for period of 1% year from October 2011 to March 2013.
Conclusion: Corneal collagen cross linking is a temporary but effective symptomatic treatment of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
In advanced stages, corneal decompensation can result in bullous keratopathy.
Indications for PKP were: vascularized leucomas after herpetic keratitis, traumatic keratitis or chemical burn, advanced pseudophakic bullous keratopathy with superficial and deep corneal vascularization, severe infection in hereditary corneal dystrophy, and failed corneal grafts.
Descemetocele, bullous keratopathy and rheumatoid arthritis related corneal melt, can be helped temporarily with Elfy but as the condition usually persists these are good candidates for other procedures.
Purpose: To evaluate the results and complications of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the treatment of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK).
Sutureless amniotic membrane fixation with fibrin glue in symptomatic bullous keratopathy with poor visual potential.