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Rare case of corneal keloid following radial keratotomy for myopia
  1. Noopur Gupta1,
  2. Tanveer Alam Khan1,
  3. Hemant Jhajharia1 and
  4. Seema Kashyap2
  1. 1Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Ocular Pathology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthlmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Noopur Gupta; noopurgupta{at}


An adult male in his 50s presented with complaints of glare and gradual, painless, progressive diminution of vision in the right eye (RE). Visual acuity in RE was noted to be 2/60, and slit lamp biomicroscopy revealed a pearly grey-white elevated corneal opacity measuring 4 mm × 3 mm, obscuring the visual axis. There was no history of ocular trauma or infection. The patient had undergone bilateral radial keratotomy for myopia correction 25 years ago. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography imaging demonstrated increased corneal thickness of 1080 µm at the site of lesion and the height of the epicorneal mass was noted to be 493 µm. The patient underwent fibrin glue-aided anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Histopathological examination of the excised host tissue confirmed the diagnosis of corneal keloid.

  • Eye
  • Transplantation
  • Ophthalmology

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: NG, TAK, HJ and SK. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: NG, TAK, HJ and SK.

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