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
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Bullous keratopathy, Fuchs dystrophy, keratoconus, and corneal scarring are considered main indications for PKP [23].
Outcome of two Corneal Collagen Crosslinking methods in Bullous Keratopathy dueto Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy.
Bullous keratopathy after anterior-posterior radial keratotomy for myopia and myopic astigmatism, Am J Ophthalmol 1982;93:600-6.
Avoidable causes of corneal blindness in India are primarily childhood trauma, keratitis due to vegetative trauma, aphakic and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy, astigmatism post cataract surgery and traditional eye medicines.
In literature there is another case report of bullous keratopathy after RK [6].
Conclusion: Corneal collagen cross linking is a temporary but effective symptomatic treatment of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn what experts in the field would recommend when dealing with post-refractive surgery ectasia, peripheral marginal degeneration, bullous keratopathy, refractive surgery for keratoconus patients, and lamellar grafts.
Seven of the 14 patients who remained aphakic after the second surgery had bullous keratopathy; these patients' initial IOLs had been implanted in the anterior chamber.
Important complications encountered include glaucoma6, chronic hypotony7, cataract formation8, migration into anterior segment causing damage to corneal endothelium and anterior chamber angle, emulsification9,10 and keratopathy which may be in the form either band keratopathy, which is more commonly seen in the early stages, and bullous keratopathy in the late stages11.
* Combined with amniohc membrane graft for ocular surface disorders, such as: band keratopathy; painful bullous keratopathy (34,35)
Since then, a handful of studies evaluated the effect of CXL in bullous keratopathy [2-7].