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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Corneal Hydrops in Keratoconus

Namrata Sharma, Ritu Nagpal, Prafulla K Maharana

Citation Information : Sharma N, Nagpal R, Maharana PK. Corneal Hydrops in Keratoconus. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2015; 4 (2):52-55.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1098

Published Online: 00-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this review is to outline the etiology, clinical features, and management of acute corneal hydrops (CH) in cases of keratoconus (KC).

Recent findings

The advent of newer investigative modalities like ultra biomicroscopy, anterior segment optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy has contributed toward the diagnosis, treatment planning and following the course of therapy in cases of acute hydrops.

Summary

Corneal hydrops is an acute complication of keratoconus which in most instances resolves spontaneously. However, prolonged corneal edema can lead to complications, such as corneal neovascularization which can jeopardise a future corneal graft. Hence, timely intervention is required in most cases to prevent such complications as well as for early visual rehabilitation. Intracameral gas injection is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for hydrops. Modifications in surgical technique can help to tackle difficult situations.

How to cite this article

Maharana PK, Nagpal R, Sharma N. Corneal Hydrops in Keratoconus. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2015;4(2):52-55.


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