Annals of Nigerian Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--53

Mooren俟Q製 corneal ulceration in a pseudophakic eye: A case report and literature review


Emmanuel R Abah, Adeyemi O Akinwande, Victoria A Pam 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria

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Emmanuel R Abah
Department of Ophthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria
Nigeria

Surgery (ECCE+ PCIOL) is an unusual possible aetiology of Mooren俟Q製 corneal ulceration. A clinical and laboratory evaluation of a case of a 60-year-old male Nigerian who in the immediate postoperative period developed Mooren俟Q製 corneal ulceration after an uneventful extracapsular cataract extraction and a posterior chamber intraocular lens (ECCE+PCIOL) implantation at an outreach center is presented. Healing occurred within 2 weeks of medical and surgical intervention, but no remarkable visual improvement. A review of literature from relevant sources with emphasis on management options is also incorporated. Many cases of Mooren俟Q製 corneal ulceration remain refractory to treatment even in advanced countries. However, early case finding and prompt referral by trained primary eye care personnel may help to reduce severe visual morbidity in this environment.


How to cite this article:
Abah ER, Akinwande AO, Pam VA. Mooren's corneal ulceration in a pseudophakic eye: A case report and literature review.Ann Nigerian Med 2012;6:50-53


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Abah ER, Akinwande AO, Pam VA. Mooren's corneal ulceration in a pseudophakic eye: A case report and literature review. Ann Nigerian Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];6:50-53
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