The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Photo by Professor Chua
This woman suffered
from severe Steven-Johnson's syndrome affecting both eyes after taking a
tablet of brufen. She developed keratinization of the left eye with
corneal opacities. She underwent 4 failed corneal grafts in 2 different
centres. The left cornea became opaque as a result of corneal graft
failure. She was concerned about the left leucokoria which affected
her appearance. A cosmetic contact
lens was fitted to improve her appearance (RM$120). The patient was
pleased with the result, though the colour of the contact lens appeared
darker than the normal eye. In addition, the central transparent part of
the cosmetic lens allowed the leukocoria to show through giving an
appearance of a mature cataract. Another cosmetic lens with lighter
colour with the pupil area coloured has been ordered.
Left leukocoria from failed
Improved but not entirely
satisfactory appearance after left cosmetic contact lens wear.