Aphakic bullous keratopathy
Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 October 2013, last major update February 2011
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- Secondary endothelial compensation, often after cataract extraction (with or without an intraocular lens)
- Resembles Fuchs dystrophy
- Causes severe visual loss and astigmatism
- Corneal edema with bullae between corneal epithelium and Bowmanís layer
- Late changes are replacement of bullous cavity with fibrous tissue
- No/attenuated endothelium
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