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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382-384

Corneal tattooing in a case of keratoconus with posthydrops scarring

Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. V Nishant Janardhana Raju
Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sankara Eye Hospital, Vijayawada- Guntur Expressway, Pedakakani, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_65_21

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We report a case of bilateral keratoconus with posthydrops scarring in a 40-year-old female denying perception of light (PL) in both eyes. She underwent corneal tattooing in the left eye for cosmetic purpose. Preoperative corneal thickness at the site of scar was 374 μ. Corneal tattooing was carried out using stromal puncture technique with microneedling device and triple black dye (Dynamic color co, USA). One-month postoperatively cosmetic results were promising. Cases with corneal thinning carry a risk of corneal perforation with dye diffusion into the anterior chamber causing hypotony and severe uveitis. With well-adjusted needle length and technical expertise, we can give excellent cosmetic results even in cases with minimal corneal thickness.

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