PERIPHERAL ULCERATIVE KERATITIS: A CASE SERIES OF CORNEAL MELTING.
Nor Diyana Zainal Noor, Aida Zairani Mohd Zahidin, Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim
Department of Ophthalmology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), Jalan Yaacob Latif, 56 000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Corneal melting or keratolysis is an ulcerative inflammation known as peripheral ulcerative keratitis, that results in thinning and ulceration of the cornea in the perilimbal cornea. It is a potentially life and vision threatening condition that usually associated with systemic conditions. We report three cases of corneal melting secondary to multiple aetiologies, which responded poorly to immunosuppressive therapy and required surgical intervention. The rapid course of the disease and unpredicted response to treatment make every case a challenge in its management.
KEYWORDS: Corneal ulcer, Corneal melting, Mooren’s ulcer, Penetrating keratoplasty, Peripheral ulcerative keratitis
Correspondence: Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim, Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC), Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Brunei Int Med J. 2018;14:114-119