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Mild Keratoconus in the Mother of a Patient with Down Syndrome: Case Report and Clinical Hypothesis

Marcella Q Salomão, Ana L Höfling-Lima, Fernando Faria-Correia, Bernardo T Lopes, Daniel G Dawson, Renato Ambrósio

Keywords : Corneal tomography, Corneal topography, Down syndrome, Forme fruste keratoconus, Keratoconus

Citation Information : Salomão MQ, Höfling-Lima AL, Faria-Correia F, Lopes BT, Dawson DG, Ambrósio R. Mild Keratoconus in the Mother of a Patient with Down Syndrome: Case Report and Clinical Hypothesis. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2018; 7 (2):115-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1167

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


The purpose of this study is to report a case of mild or forme fruste keratoconus (FFKC) in the mother of a patient with Down syndrome (DS) who presented for cataract surgery and to propose a possible association of mothers with mild forms of ectasia and higher risk for delivering babies with DS. Advanced corneal imaging including corneal topography, corneal tomography, and the integrated corneal tomography and biomechanical assessment allowed the identification of a mild form of keratoconus in both eyes of this patient, and the correct characterization of the corneal structure and whole optics of the eye were crucial for IOL selection and planning cataract surgery.

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