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Dellen-like keratopathy associated with glaucoma drainage devices
Carlton Robert Fenzl, Majid Moshirfar, Adam John Gess, Valliammai Muthappan, Jason Goldsmith
Carlton Robert Fenzl, Department of Ophthalmology, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center/NYMC, Jamaica, NY 11418, United States
Majid Moshirfar, Adam John Gess, Valliammai Muthappan, Jason Goldsmith, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States
Author contributions: Fenzl CR, Moshirfar M and Gess AJ performed the initial data collection, paper design, and first draft; Muthappan V and Goldsmith J performed significant revisions as well as reevaluation of the data.
Correspondence to: Majid Moshirfar, MD, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 17, 2013 Revised: December 21, 2013 Accepted: January 6, 2014 Published online: January 16, 2014
Core tip: Corneal abnormalities are not uncommon findings in patients with longstanding glaucoma. Topical medication-related and antimetabolite-related keratopathies are conditions that have been well documented. This case report identifies an entity related to glaucoma drainage devices. Dellen-like keratopathy is a condition similar in appearance to that of a delle, but larger in size. Early identification is important in preventing excessive corneal thinning and irregular corneal curvature.