Dramatic healing of an allergic corneal ulcer persistent for 6 months by amniotic membrane patching in a patient with atopic keratoconjunctivitis: A case report

Yoji Takano, Kazumi Fukagawa, Minori Miyake-Kashima, Mari Tanaka, Naoko Asano-Kato, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota, Hiroshi Fujishima

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Abstract

Purpose: To present a case of allergic corneal ulcer in a patient with atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) that was persistent for 6 months and healed by amniotic membrane patching. Case Report: A 27-year-old male patient with a corneal ulcer associated with AKC persistent for 6 months despite conventional treatment underwent amniotic membrane patching. On removal of the amniotic membrane patch after 1 week, the corneal ulcer that had been persistent for 6 months had healed completely. Conclusion: We experienced a case with corneal ulcer that was persistent for 6 months and healed dramatically within 1 week with improved vision and corneal clarity. In such severe and persistent cases requiring rapid epithelialization, amniotic membrane should be considered as an adjunct to conventional therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-725
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amniotic membrane patching
  • Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
  • Corneal ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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