[Risk factors of severe peripheral corneal ulcers].

Azu Suzuki, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Yuichi Uchino, Tetsuya Kawakita, Shigeto Shimmura, Kazuo Tsubota

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To evaluate the risk factors of severe peripheral corneal ulcers. Twenty three eyes of 15 patients (9 eyes of 7 men and 14 eyes of 8 women) with severe peripheral corneal ulcers, who were treated during the past 10 years at Keio University Hospital, were reviewed about the original disease, status of ulcer, treatment, and visual prognosis. Fifteen eyes of 10 patients with Mooren's ulcer, 4 eyes of 3 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and 4 eyes of 2 patients with Terrien corneal degeneration were included. Mooren's ulcer tends to advance widely. Systemic administration of immunosuppressive and corticosteroidal agents was required in addition to surgical treatment. Visual prognosis was poor in the Mooren's ulcer and perforated cases. Mooren's ulcer and perforated cases are risk factors in peripheral corneal ulcer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Ganka Gakkai zasshi
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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