The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Interstitial keratitis

Photo by Professor Chua chung Nen

This 7 year-old had had recurrent right red eye and was treated for herpetic keratitis. For the past few years, the parents noted increased corneal opacity. Examination revealed opacity of the anterior stroma with ghost vessels. This is thought to be interstitial keratitis secondary to herpertic keratitis. His vision was reduced to 6/60. He was seen by Dr. Ambati during the recent ORBIS visit. He underwent superficial keratectomy and amniotic membrane graft. Post-operative pictures will appear here at a later date.


Anterior stromal opacity with ghost vessels.


Anterior stromal opacity with pannus and ghost vessels.

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