Recurrence of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy after penetrating keratoplasty.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Mar 15 1990

PubMed ID: 2309866

Author(s): Boruchoff SA, Weiner MJ, Albert DM. Recurrence of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy after penetrating keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 1990 Mar 15;109(3):323-8. Erratum in: Am J Ophthalmol 1990 May 15;109(5):622. PMID 2309866

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 109, Issue 3, Mar 1990

Recurrence of a corneal dystrophy after keratoplasty can occur in multiple dystrophies, including macular, granular, and lattice dystrophies. We treated two unrelated patients who had documented posterior polymorphous dystrophy and who, in previously clear grafts, developed haziness in the zone of Descemet’s membrane, which led to graft failure. Histologic examination of the keratoplasty specimen showed changes typical of posterior polymorphous dystrophy.