Intrastromal keratopigmentation for photophobia secondary to traumatic aniridia.
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Purpose: To present a case of therapeutic intrastromal keratopigmentation to resolve intractable photophobia secondary to traumatic aniridia in a hypotonus eye.
Observations: A 66-year-old male presented with intractable photophobia for several years in the left eye following a ruptured globe and multiple subsequent retinal surgeries for retinal detachments complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy. The patient underwent intrastromal keratopigmentation given surgical limitations due to the presence of hypotony and silicone oil dependence. The patient's symptoms were fully resolved, and the pigmentation remained stable at 18 months.
Conclusions/Importance: Keratopigmentation can be an effective surgical approach to managing patients with symptomatic photophobia in eyes where intraocular surgery is not an amenable option.
Chao J, Reddy D, Gupta C. Intrastromal keratopigmentation for photophobia secondary to traumatic aniridia. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022 May 7;26:101577. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101577. PMID: 35572611.