Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Sagili Chandrasekhara Reddy

Sagili Chandrasekhara Reddy
Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health,
Sungai Besi campus, Kuala Lumpur

  • Case Report
    Peripheral Corneal Melt in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Author(s): Sagili Chandrasekhara ReddySagili Chandrasekhara Reddy

    A 38-year-old lady presented with history of redness, blurring of vision, irritation, and photophobia in the left eye of two weeks duration. She gave past history of similar problem in the right eye two years back and the eye became small with loss of vision in spite of taking treatment from an eye specialist. She had joint pains in both knees and wrists for the past four years. Examination of right eye showed phthisis bulbi with no perception of light. Left eye showed peripheral corneal ulcer and thinning of cornea (5-7 o’ clock position) with 6/36 vision. She had keratoconjunctivis sicca also. She was treated with ciprofloxacin, homatropine and carboxymethyl cellulose eye drops. After the investigations for the joint pains, she was diagnosed as a case of rheumatoid arthritis by the physician and started on diclophen and prednisolone tablets. The peripheral corneal ulcer did no.. Read More»

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