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[Corneal melting after cross-linking and deep lamellar keratoplasty in a keratoconus patient].

Augenheilkunde, Universitätsklinik Freiburg.
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde (Impact Factor: 0.7). 02/2008; 225(1):96-8. DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1027128
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ABSTRACT We present the case of a 45-year-old patient with severe atopic disease and keratoconus who suffered from corneal melting following cross-linking and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) due to subclinical infection with Herpes simplex virus (HSV). Penetrating keratoplasty and intensive antiviral and immunosuppressive medical treatment were necessary to control the infection. The case demonstrates the difficulties in the treatment of keratoconus in patients with severe atopic disease.

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