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Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy Follow-up

  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
 
Updated: Apr 08, 2015
 

Further Outpatient Care

The frequency of follow-up care for patients with PPMD depends on the severity of disease.

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Complications

Corneal erosion, secondary corneal ulcers, corneal scarring, graft rejection, endothelial failure, and other complications can occur and lead to corneal graft failure.

Glaucoma can be present prior to corneal transplantation or may result from corneal transplantation.

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Prognosis

The prognosis is generally dependent on the severity of disease. In most cases, PPMD is a slowly progressive or nonprogressive disease. Patients with mild disease that is identified in adulthood have the best prognosis and are unlikely to require penetrating keratoplasty during their lifetime.

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Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO Adjunct Clinical Professor, Michigan College of Optometry; Editor, American Optometric Association Ocular Surface Society Newsletter; Chief Executive Officer, Elder Eye Care Group, PLC; Chief Executive Officer, Mark Ventocilla, OD, Inc; President, California Eye Wear, Oakwood Optical

Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Christopher J Rapuano, MD Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; Director of the Cornea Service, Co-Director of Refractive Surgery Department, Wills Eye Hospital

Christopher J Rapuano, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Ophthalmological Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, Eye Bank Association of America

Disclosure: Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant or trustee for: Cornea Society, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Bio-Tissue, Shire, TearScience, TearLab<br/>Serve(d) as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Bio-Tissue, TearScience.

Chief Editor

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Fernando H Murillo-Lopez, MD Senior Surgeon, Unidad Privada de Oftalmologia CEMES

Fernando H Murillo-Lopez, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Dustin J Coupal, MD, FRCSC Eye Specialist and Surgeon, Private Practice

Dustin J Coupal, MD, FRCSC is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Medical Protective Association, and Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

W Keith Hamilton, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Saskatoon City Hospital Eye Centre

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Slit lamp image demonstrates posterior corneal vesicles and opacities in linear bands and other polymorphous configurations typical of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy.
 
 
 
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