Corneal Perforation after Pterygium Excision in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient

Authors

  • Promporn Patarajierapun Department of Ophthalmology, Chulabhorn International College of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Kosol Kampitak Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Kanitha Kityarak Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Wichai Leelawongtawun Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Supinda Leeamornsiri Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Suntaree Thitiwichienlert Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Pakornkit Phrueksaudomchai Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

Keywords:

Corneal perforation, Pterygium excision, Lamellar keratoplasty, Rheumatoid arthritis

Abstract

A 73-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presented with corneal perforation at nasal cornea of her left eye after primary pterygium excision and amniotic membrane grafting without other adjunctive therapy. She was successfully treated with lamellar keratoplasty using corneoscleral graft, without signs of graft rejection at 6 months postoperatively.

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Published

2021-12-30

How to Cite

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Patarajierapun, P., Kampitak, K., Kityarak, K., Leelawongtawun, W., Leeamornsiri, S., Thitiwichienlert, S. and Phrueksaudomchai, P. 2021. Corneal Perforation after Pterygium Excision in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient. Asian Medical Journal and Alternative Medicine. 21, 3 (Dec. 2021), 271–274.