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PHOTO ESSAY
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 323-324

Is it a leech? Is it a slug? It's a descemet's membrane tear!


1 Cornea Services, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgery, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Refractive and Cataract Surgery, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Shreesha K Kodavoor
The Eye Foundation, 582, DiwanBahadur Road, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore - 641 002, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_20_22

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A report of a 66-year-old male with keratoconus presenting with an acute hydrops. The patient was managed with intracameral C3F8 gas injection. On postoperative follow-up, slit lamp imaging showed a large central Descemet's membrane tear taking the appearance of a leech, with such well-defined tears in cases of acute hydrops being a rare entity to image on a slit lamp.


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