Severe acute corneal hydrops in a patient with down syndrome and persistent eye rubbing

Ozcan A. A. , Ersoz T. R.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.39, sa.2, ss.158-160, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12009-007-0009-6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.158-160


We report a case of severe acute corneal hydrops in an 11 year-old boy with keratoconus associated with Down syndrome and vigorous eye rubbing. Complete resolution of the corneal edema and a central corneal scar was seen in the 8th week of final follow-up. Eye-rubbing may play a role in the pathogenesis of acute hydrops, and conventional therapy can be successful in its management, even in severe cases.