An Unusual Case with Unilateral Epithelial Basement Membrane Detachment

Altan-Yaycioglu R.

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, cilt.27, sa.8, ss.1342-1344, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Kısa Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1532015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1342-1344


Purpose: To present a case with unusual epithelial basement membrane detachment.Methods: A 29-year-old female presented with blurred-vision and pain in left-eye for 2 months. Slit-lamp showed almost total bullous epithelial detachment with subepithelial fluid, and intraocular pressure rise. Recurrences were observed, despite repeated epithelial debridement and topical medication.Results: Decrease in corneal endothelial cell density and changes resembling cytomegalovirus (CMV) keratitis were noted on specular microscopy. PCR for CMV came negative; however, we had success with topical gancyclovir and steroids, in addition to topical antiglaucomatous agents and artificial tears. During the following 12 months, no recurrence was observed.Conclusion: According to her clinic and response to medication, we believe that this case represents an atypical form of CMV endotheliitis.