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Collagen cross-linking in the treatment of pellucid marginal degeneration.

Hassan Z, Nemeth G, Modis L, Szalai E, Berta A - Indian J Ophthalmol (2014)

Bottom Line: Uncorrected, LogMAR visual acuity has improved from +0.8 to +0.55 during the 6 months and +0.3 during the 8 months follow-up after CXL.Keratometric values and topografic indexes disclosed no progression of the disease.CXL may postpone or eliminate the need of corneal transplantation in cases with PMD.

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Affiliation: Orbident Refractive Surgery and Medical Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.

ABSTRACT
Pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD) is an uncommon cause of inferior peripheral corneal thinning disorder, characterized by irregular astigmatism. We analyzed a case of bilateral PMD patient and treated one eye with corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) therapy. Corneal topography was characteristic for PMD. Visual acuity, slitlamp examinations, tonometry, and corneal thickness were observed. Simulated keratometric and topographic index values were detected with corneal topography. Uncorrected, LogMAR visual acuity has improved from +0.8 to +0.55 during the 6 months and +0.3 during the 8 months follow-up after CXL. Pachymetry values and intraocular pressure showed no changes. Keratometric values and topografic indexes disclosed no progression of the disease. CXL may postpone or eliminate the need of corneal transplantation in cases with PMD.

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Preoperative corneal topographic picture of the right eye shows the characteristic bow-tie appearance of corneal steepening (red zones) and midperipheral inferior corneal flattening
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Figure 3: Preoperative corneal topographic picture of the right eye shows the characteristic bow-tie appearance of corneal steepening (red zones) and midperipheral inferior corneal flattening

Mentions: Corneal topography was characteristic for PMD. The vertical axis images showed significant central irregular against-the-rule astigmatism, marked peripheral thinning within 2.0 mm of the limbus, and more normal corneal thickness inferior to the band of thinning. Topograph sagittal curvature map on the right eye showed vertical flatting and irregular inferior corneal astigmatism. The horizontal axis had more normal corneal contour and thickness. Keratometric readings were 53.98D/36.04D in the right eye. In both eyes, there was a bow-tie-shaped corneal astigmatism with a value of 17.96D in the right eye [Fig. 3]. This clinical picture was consistent with a diagnosis of PMD of both eyes.


Collagen cross-linking in the treatment of pellucid marginal degeneration.

Hassan Z, Nemeth G, Modis L, Szalai E, Berta A - Indian J Ophthalmol (2014)

Preoperative corneal topographic picture of the right eye shows the characteristic bow-tie appearance of corneal steepening (red zones) and midperipheral inferior corneal flattening
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4061688&req=5

Figure 3: Preoperative corneal topographic picture of the right eye shows the characteristic bow-tie appearance of corneal steepening (red zones) and midperipheral inferior corneal flattening
Mentions: Corneal topography was characteristic for PMD. The vertical axis images showed significant central irregular against-the-rule astigmatism, marked peripheral thinning within 2.0 mm of the limbus, and more normal corneal thickness inferior to the band of thinning. Topograph sagittal curvature map on the right eye showed vertical flatting and irregular inferior corneal astigmatism. The horizontal axis had more normal corneal contour and thickness. Keratometric readings were 53.98D/36.04D in the right eye. In both eyes, there was a bow-tie-shaped corneal astigmatism with a value of 17.96D in the right eye [Fig. 3]. This clinical picture was consistent with a diagnosis of PMD of both eyes.

Bottom Line: Uncorrected, LogMAR visual acuity has improved from +0.8 to +0.55 during the 6 months and +0.3 during the 8 months follow-up after CXL.Keratometric values and topografic indexes disclosed no progression of the disease.CXL may postpone or eliminate the need of corneal transplantation in cases with PMD.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Orbident Refractive Surgery and Medical Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.

ABSTRACT
Pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD) is an uncommon cause of inferior peripheral corneal thinning disorder, characterized by irregular astigmatism. We analyzed a case of bilateral PMD patient and treated one eye with corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) therapy. Corneal topography was characteristic for PMD. Visual acuity, slitlamp examinations, tonometry, and corneal thickness were observed. Simulated keratometric and topographic index values were detected with corneal topography. Uncorrected, LogMAR visual acuity has improved from +0.8 to +0.55 during the 6 months and +0.3 during the 8 months follow-up after CXL. Pachymetry values and intraocular pressure showed no changes. Keratometric values and topografic indexes disclosed no progression of the disease. CXL may postpone or eliminate the need of corneal transplantation in cases with PMD.

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Related in: MedlinePlus