Spontaneous bilateral corneal perforation in stevens- johnsons syndrome-A challenge in management

Umi Kalthum Md Noh, Kong Yong Then

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Abstract

A 42-year-old man from Ghana presented with bilateral painful corneal perforations following ingestion of a sulphur-based antibiotic. Emergency bilateral penetrating keratoplasty was performed, with restoration of globe integrity. However, surgical complications arose such as non-healing epithelial defect, secondary infection, graft dehiscence, and mounting intraocular pressure. This case illustrates the challenges faced in managing corneal grafts in patients with already compromised ocular surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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Corneal Perforation
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Transplants
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Ghana
Coinfection
Intraocular Pressure
Sulfur
Emergencies
Eating
Anti-Bacterial Agents

Keywords

  • Corneal perforation
  • Epithelial defect
  • Graft dehiscence
  • Penetrating keratoplasty
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome

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  • Medicine(all)

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Spontaneous bilateral corneal perforation in stevens- johnsons syndrome-A challenge in management. / Md Noh, Umi Kalthum; Then, Kong Yong.

In: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 83-86.

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