ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Bullous keratopathy (BK), a severe sight-threatening disorder can have a variety of etiologiessuch as prophylactic laser iridotomy, intraocular surgery, trauma, and other ocular disorders.However, there are cases of unknown origins, among which a unique clinical entity namelypseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) is having increased importance. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case note, we report the clinical features and in vivo confocal microscopic andpathological findings of two BK cases of unknown cause. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the BK was caused by the corneal endotheliopathy of PEX, acommon disease that could affect up to 30% of people over 60 years old and is moreprevalent than we have believed.
BMC Ophthalmology 06/2012; 12(1):17. · 1.00 Impact Factor