Corneal Melt with Perforation Following Topical Mitomycin-C Application in Pterygium Excision

Shashidhar Banigallapati
2019 Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology  
We report a case of corneal melt with perforation due to Mitomycin-C application during Pterygium excision. A 50-year-old male presented with sudden gross diminution of vision and pain in the left eye since one day. He underwent primary Pterygium excision using a bare sclera technique combined with application of Mitomycin-C to the scleral bed intra-operatively in the left eye 40 days back elsewhere.At the site of pterygium head excision, the cornea showed a 3 × 3 mm perforation with iris
more » ... ion with iris prolapse through it. Patient was diagnosed as Corneal perforation post Mitomycin-C application and an immediate full thickness corneal patch grafting was performed in the left eye. Delhi J Ophthalmol 2019;30;67-68; Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.510
doi:10.7869/djo.510 fatcat:tm5bcepwe5bsphaycp2uvab3pa