Corneal ectasia secondary to peripheral endotheliopathy in a patient with classic pars planitis

Lourdes Arellanes-Garcia, Maricarmen Preciado-Delgadillo, Everardo Hernandez-Quintela, Manuel Garza-Leon

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Purpose: To report a case of corneal ectasia secondary to pars planitis corneal endotheliopathyMethods: Clinical case description and proposed hypothesis regarding development of corneal ectasiaResults: Eight-year-old male presented with 360° peripheral corneal endotheliopathy and edema, granulomatous keratic precipitates, and mild iritis OD. A progressive corneal ectasia then developed. Twenty months later, OS presented similarly and anterior chamber inflammatory cells, vitreous snowballs, and retinal vasculitis were observed OU. Classic pars planitis was diagnosedConclusion: This is the first case of endotheliopathy as the first manifestation of pars planitis and as a cause of a secondary central cornea ectasia developed © 2010 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Infectious Diseases

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