Eye
Cornea
Aphakic bullous keratopathy

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 May 2018, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Aphakic bullous keratopathy [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Cornea: aphakic bullous keratopathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneaaphakicbullouskeratopathy.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Secondary endothelial compensation, often after cataract extraction (with or without an intraocular lens)
  • Resembles Fuchs dystrophy
  • Causes severe visual loss and astigmatism
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Corneal edema with bullae between corneal epithelium and Bowman layer
  • Late changes are replacement of bullous cavity with fibrous tissue
  • No / attenuated endothelium