A case of congenital corneal keloid.

Jong Suk Song, Sangwon Kwon, Kyung Hwan Shyn

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    PURPOSE: To describe a case of unilateral comeal keloid and present the clinical and histopathological findings and the management. METHODS: A 23-year-old Asian male patient was examined for a white spot on the left cornea that had been present since birth. On biomicroscopic examination, a well-demarcated vascularized comeal mass was found located nasal to the center. The pupil was displaced superiorly, and gonioscopic examination showed peripheral iridocomeal adhesion at 12 o'clock. The patient underwent penetrating keratoplasty. RESULTS: Histopathologic study showed a variously thickened epithelial layer, an absence of Bowman's layer, subepithelial fibrovascular hyperplasia, and an absence of dermal elements. These histopathologic findings suggested a congenital comeal keloid. The central graft comea remained clear at 18 months after surgery and the patient was satisfied with the result. CONCLUSIONS: Penetrating keratoplasty may be an effective surgical option for congenital keloids in young adult patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)156-159
    Number of pages4
    JournalKorean journal of ophthalmology : KJO
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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