Postkeratoplasty crystalline deposits mimicking bacterial infectious crystalline keratopathy

Am J Ophthalmol. 1988 Jan 15;105(1):70-4. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(88)90123-7.

Abstract

Three corneal transplant patients developed white, crystalline, anterior stromal lesions in their grafts while receiving long-term topical corticosteroid therapy. A presumed diagnosis of infectious crystalline keratopathy was made in each case. However, histologic examination of the lesions failed to show gram-positive cocci. A fungal infiltrate was present in the first two patients, and calcium deposits produced the lesion in the third patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Corneal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Corneal Diseases / etiology
  • Corneal Diseases / pathology
  • Corneal Opacity / diagnosis*
  • Corneal Opacity / etiology
  • Corneal Opacity / pathology
  • Corneal Stroma / pathology
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Crystallization
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infections / diagnosis*
  • Infections / etiology
  • Infections / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses / diagnosis
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prednisolone / adverse effects

Substances

  • Prednisolone