Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Ellen H Koo

Ellen H Koo
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Palm Beach Gardens. 7101 Fairway Drive Palm Beach Gardens,
FL 33458

  • Case Report
    Herpes simplex Keratitis Mimicking Acute Corneal Hydrops
    Author(s): Ellen H Koo and Richard K ForsterEllen H Koo and Richard K Forster

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a case of a Herpes simplex keratitis presenting as a case of acute corneal hydrops. Methods: Case report. Results: A 57-year-old white woman presented with acute onset of pain, photophobia and decreased vision in the left eye. In the years prior, she had been under the care of her optometrist, who had previously diagnosed her with irregular astigmatism, for which she had been using rigid gas permeable contact lenses for vision correction. At the slit-lamp biomicroscope, the left eye was found to have marked corneal edema with central endothelial folds, as well as a round, paracentral area of stromal haze and opacity. The fellow eye was shown to have inferior areas of anterior stromal scarring. Corneal topography showed markedly irregular astigmatism, with inferior steepe.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000459

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