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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 871

Absolute eye: Not completely obsolete after all!

Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Aditya Ghorpade
Aravind Eye Hospital, S. N. High Road, Tirunelveli Junction, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2750_21

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Ghorpade A, Venugopal A. Absolute eye: Not completely obsolete after all!. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:871

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Ghorpade A, Venugopal A. Absolute eye: Not completely obsolete after all!. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 14];2:871. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/871/351149

A 55-year-old patient with a known case of left eye absolute glaucoma came for follow-up. Careful slit lamp examination showed corneal fistula of 1 × 1 mm with surrounding epithelial bleb [Figure 1]a.[1] It was successfully managed with tenon patch graft [Figure 1]b. The formation of fistula in our case can be attributed to poor opposition of stromal tissue worsened by raised intraocular pressure. If left untreated, constant seepage through the fistula and epithelial migration in the track can lead to chronicity, panophthalmitis,[2] or even expulsive suprachoroidal haemorrhage.[3] Absolute eyes need to be periodically examined to avoid aforementioned complications.
Figure 1: (a) Slit lamp picture showing left eye corneal fistula in an absolute eye. (b) Post operative picture of corneal fistula managed with tenon patch graft at 3 weeks follow-up

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