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Fernández-Barboza F, Verdiguel-Sotelo K, Hernández-López A
Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and Corneal Ulceration, Associated with Sjögren Syndrome
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2009; 47 (1)

Language: Español
References: 25
Page: 77-82
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Clinical cases: two cases reported presented corneal topography with peripheral inferior corneal slimming (pachymetry), flattening of superior and central meridian, high stigmatism against the rule, corroborating clinical pellucid marginal degeneration prognosis. A rheumatologist and a dermatologist confirmed primary and secondary Sjögren in each case.
Conclusions: In the cases studied, the pellucid marginal degeneration was presented with inferior corneal slimming, progressive irregular astigmatism and decreased visual acuity. However, the patients were treated for a long time only for dry eye. The association between pellucid marginal degeneration, primary Sjögren syndrome and secondary Sjögren syndrome has not been described. In the analyzed cases, both pathologies were observed and caused a bad prognosis because the treatment required is very difficult.

Key words: Sjogren’s syndrome, corneal topography, corneal ulcer astigmatism, corneal diseases.


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