Spontaneous corneal perforation in pellucid marginal degeneration

Stephen E. Orlin, Michael E. Sulewski

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Purpose: We present a report of a spontaneous corneal perforation in a patient with pellucid marginal corneal degeneration. Methods: We describe the presentation and management of a 74 year old male with spontaneous corneal perforation related to pellucid marginal corneal degeneration. Results: The corneal perforation was repaired with a 3 mm penetrating patch graft. The cornea has remained stable for 7 years with no further progression of corneal ectasia in either eye. Conclusions: Although rare, spontaneous corneal perforations in patients with pellucid marginal corneal degeneration can occur, and patients should be cautioned about this possibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalCLAO Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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