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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Corneal oedema can be monitored by pachymetry Surgical intervention is indicated where the cornea is decompensating, creating corneal oedema with bullous keratopathy.
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RCES often occurs due to superficial injury to the cornea, or may be caused by any one of the many ophthalmic or systemic diseases associated with it; these include anterior basement membrane corneal dystrophy (ABMD), such as Reiss Bucklers, lattice, macular, granular and Meesmann's dystrophies; bullous keratopathy and diabetes mellitus.