Case report: acute hydrops and spontaneous corneal perforation in a patient with keratoconus treated with colchicine for familial Mediterranean fever

Assaf Hilely, Guy Kleinmann

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a rare case of spontaneous corneal perforation after hydrops in keratoconus patients who suffer from familial Mediterranean fever and was treated systemically with Colchicine. Methods: Case report. Results: We report a case of a 30-year-old male with keratoconus and familial Mediterranean fever treated with colchicine, presented with acute hydrops in his left eye, which progressed to a spontaneous corneal perforation. Attempts to treat the perforation with cyanoacrylate glue failed, and he underwent penetrating keratoplasty with an excellent visual outcome. Conclusion: Colchicine treatment may have had a role in the pathogenesis of this rare case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1367-1369
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colchicine
  • Corneal perforation
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Hydrops
  • Keratoconus

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