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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 278-280

Persistent corneal epithelial defect associated with sleeping position: A case report

Department of Ophthalmology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Xiaoming Yan
Department of Ophthalmology, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8 Xishiku Avenue, Beijing, 100034
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2127_22

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Herein, we report a rare case of persistent corneal epithelial defect (PCED) in a 9-year-old child with floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) and abnormal sleeping position. The boy presented with a two-month history of foreign body sensation in the right eye, a 4 × 5 mm2 corneal epithelial defect, irregular astigmatism, a long history of snoring, and intermittent nasal congestion. However, no improvement was observed after basic treatment for one month. The child slept in the prone position and was obese. After changing the sleeping position and undergoing nasal therapy in combination with artificial tear therapy, his corneal epithelial defects disappeared, and corneal astigmatism was reduced.

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