Two cases of snowflake-like keratitis

ArticleinDer Ophthalmologe 107(11):1068-71 · November 2010with11 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.50 · DOI: 10.1007/s00347-010-2207-7 · Source: PubMed

Patient 1 developed snowflake-like keratitis without inflammatory response in a decompensated corneal allograft. Patient 2, who had a history of repeated corneal grafting, also developed corneal opacification which initially appeared thread-like but quickly expanded. In both patients regrafting was necessary. Histological examination of the excised corneas demonstrated dense populations of Gram-positive bacteria in the interlamellar spaces. A surrounding inflammatory reaction was lacking, which is typical for infectious crystalline keratopathy (ICK).

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