Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy Follow-up

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

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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