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

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

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Corneal neovascularization

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This patient complained of discomfort in his right eye. Examination revealed peripheral corneal neovascularization with lipid keratopathy. There was no previous history of note. He was started on topical betamethasone qds with acyclovir cream 5X cover for suspected herpetic simplex keratitis. The vascularization resolved after one week and the steroid and acyclovir were stopped after three weeks.

 

Frond-like peripheral corneal neovascularization.

 

Close-up of the new vessels and lipid deposit.

 

Close-up picture showing frond like vessels.

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