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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jul 1998|
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