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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-56

Clinical profile of infectious crystalline keratopathy – Case series with varied risk factors and etiology


1 Fellow, Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India
2 Fellow, Vitreoretinal Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India
3 Consultant, Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Josephine S Christy
Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Cuddalore Road, Thavalakuppam . 605 007, Puducherry
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_341_21

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This case series of six patients with infectious crystalline keratopathy (ICK) aims to highlight the varying risk factors, clinical presentation, and its outcome. We also report a post DALK (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty) and post corneal tattooing infection uniquely presenting as ICK. The most common etiological organism (four out of six) was the Streptococcus species. Two other rare organisms identified were Burkholderia cepacia and Candida albicans. Five out of six patients healed with medical treatment with an overall average duration of 7 weeks (2–14 weeks), and only one patient required therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty.


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