ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Beyoglu Eye Journal Amniotic Membrane Transplantation For Spontaneous Corneal Perforation in a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. Ahead of Print: BEJ-40327 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2020.40327

Amniotic Membrane Transplantation For Spontaneous Corneal Perforation in a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Uğur Acar
Department of Ophthalmology, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

To report a case of spontaneous corneal perforation in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its treatment with amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT).
A 58-year-old African American woman who has RA applied with complaints of redness and blurred vision in the right eye. Spontaneous corneal perforation and iris prolapse were determined at the paracentral corneal region of the right eye. Double layer AMT surgery was performed. The anterior chamber was started to reform after two weeks from the AMT. Rheumatology Department reorganized her medical treatment for RA.
In the present case report, it was aimed to highlight the efficacy of AMT in spontaneous corneal perforation associated with RA.

Keywords: Amniotic membrane transplantation, corneal perforation, dry eye syndromes, Rheumatoid Arthritis.



Corresponding Author: Uğur Acar, Türkiye
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