corneal hydrops

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Excessive accumulation of watery fluid in the stroma of the cornea as a result of rupture of the posterior layers of the cornea (Descemet's membrane and the endothelium). It is often found in advanced keratoconus.
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Severe acute corneal hydrops in a patient with Down syndrome and persistent eye rubbing.
Exclusion criteria was corneal hydrops, history of herpetic keratitis, severe eye dryness, concurrent corneal infections, endothelial cell count <1000 cells/[mm.sup.3], any previous ocular surgeries, autoimmune diseases, pregnancy and breast feeding.