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Beyoglu Eye Journal Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Spontaneous Corneal Perforation in a Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2020; 5(3): 238-241 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2020.40327

Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Spontaneous Corneal Perforation in a Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

This report describes a case of spontaneous corneal perforation in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and highlights the efficacy of treatment with amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT). A 58-year-old African-American woman with RA presented with complaints of redness and blurred vision in the right eye. Spontaneous corneal perforation and iris prolapse were determined in the paracentral corneal region of the right eye. Two-layer AMT surgery was performed. The anterior chamber began to improve 2 weeks after the AMT. Treatment for RA was scheduled with the rheumatology department.

Keywords: Amniotic membrane transplantation, corneal perforation, dry eye syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis.

Uğur Acar. Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Spontaneous Corneal Perforation in a Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Beyoglu Eye J. 2020; 5(3): 238-241

Corresponding Author: Uğur Acar, Türkiye
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