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Recurrence of Fuchs Marginal Keratitis Within a Lamellar Graft

Brilakis, Harilaos S MD; Nordlund, Michael L MD; Holland, Edward J MD

doi: 10.1097/
Case Reports

We report a case of Fuchs marginal keratitis with a recurrence and spontaneous perforation on the lamellar graft. A constellation of marginal corneal infiltrates and stromal thinning under a pseudopterygium characterize this condition. Two years after an initial lamellar keratoplasty, the pathology recurred within the graft. A repeat lamellar keratoplasty was performed, this time combined with a conjunctival autograft.

From the Department of Cornea and External Disease, Cincinnati Eye Institute and University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Received for publication July 11, 2003; accepted December 12, 2003

Reprints: Harilaos S. Brilakis, MD, Cincinnati Eye Institute, 10494 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (e-mail:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.