Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

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: 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157--159

Corneal keratin horn in a case of ocular cicatricial pemphigoid: A relentless disease


Nandini Ramchandran, Neelam Puthran, Deepa Muzumdar 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune, India

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Nandini Ramchandran
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India

We report a rare case of progressive corneal blindness in a 65-year-old female, who was diagnosed as cicatricial pemphigoid, after almost three decades of suffering recurrent oral ulcerations. The left eye was affected earlier, and to a greater extent and severity. Subsequently, the disease progressed to complete corneal keratinization in the left eye. This case highlights the natural course of the disease, wherein the patient finally sought ophthalmic consultation for the recurrent appearance of a horn like growth in the left eye along with vision impairment due to cataractous change in the less affected right eye. At this time, patient had obvious features of ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) such as formation of multiple symblephara in the right eye and a hard dry growth in an immobile, blind left eye. To the best of our knowledge, corneal keratin horn formation has not been reported as a feature of OCP so far.


How to cite this article:
Ramchandran N, Puthran N, Muzumdar D. Corneal keratin horn in a case of ocular cicatricial pemphigoid: A relentless disease.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2013;1:157-159


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Ramchandran N, Puthran N, Muzumdar D. Corneal keratin horn in a case of ocular cicatricial pemphigoid: A relentless disease. J Clin Ophthalmol Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];1:157-159
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