Case Report

Recurrent Ectasia After Penetrating Keratoplasty


  • Ayşe Burcu
  • Züleyha Yalnız Akkaya
  • Koray Budak
  • Firdevs Örnek

Received Date: 26.04.2012 Accepted Date: 04.07.2012 Turk J Ophthalmol 2013;43(2):124-128

Corneal ectasia or recurrent keratoconus after penetrating keratoplasty is rare, and few case reports exist in the literature concerning this condition. Computerized corneal topography is quite useful to identify and manage this disorder. Management consists of several methods ranging from spectacle and contact lens correction to repeated penetrating keratoplasty. Clinical and computerized topography findings of two patients with keratectasia following penetrating keratoplasty are presented in this article. Two healthy 45-year-old and 25-year-old male patients complained of decreased visual acuity following penetrating keratoplasty. Clinical and topographical data were consistent with recurrence of corneal ectasia. After repeated penetrating keratoplasty, best-corrected distance Snellen visual acuity of 0.7 was obtained in the 45-year-old patient. The other patient underwent collagen cross linking, received antiglaucomatous therapy, and his visual acuity reached 0.5. During the follow-up period, ectasia progression did not occur.

Keywords: Keratoplasty penetrating, keratoconus, recurrence

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