Peripheral hypertrophic subepithelial corneal degeneration: clinical aspects related to in vivo confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography.

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serval:BIB_8A4EB54B1617
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Peripheral hypertrophic subepithelial corneal degeneration: clinical aspects related to in vivo confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography.
Journal
International medical case reports journal
Author(s)
Gunzinger J.M., Voulgari N., Petrovic A., Hashemi K., Kymionis G.
ISSN
1179-142X (Print)
ISSN-L
1179-142X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Pages
237-241
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
To report the findings of anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) in two patients with peripheral hypertrophic subepithelial corneal degeneration (PHSD).
Case series by restrospective chart review and imaging analysis of AS-OCT and IVCM.
Slit lamp examination of the two patients revealed a bilateral subepithelial-elevated fibrous tissue of the superior-nasal quadrant, as well as inferior-nasal in one of the patients. Best corrected visual acuity ranged from 20/25 to 20/15. AS-OCT showed continuous, homogenous, well-demarked hyperreflective subepithelial band associated with hyperreflectivity in the anterior stroma. IVCM demonstrated normal epithelial cell morphology and arrangement and a fibrous structure subepithelial and in the anterior stroma.
AS-OCT and IVCM can facilitate the diagnosis of PHSD and differentiate it from other corneal entities that present peripheral opacifications.
Keywords
anterior segment optical coherence tomography, in vivo confocal microscopy, peripheral corneal opacification, peripheral hypertrophic subepithelial corneal degeneration
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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