Corneal Perforation Self-Healing with an Iris Plug in the Cornea

Liene Muceniece (Coresponding Author), Inesa Markevica, Guna Laganovska

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Keratitis treatment outcome is usually dependent on the targeted treatment of the cause. We want to present a small corneal ulcer of unidentified origin that progressed into corneal melting and resulted in corneal perforation. The patient had a widespread antibacterial and fungal treatment and an ophthalmological follow-up with slit-lamp examination and AS-OCT. The spontaneous iris plug in the cornea helped to solve the anterior chamber collapse and made permanent anatomical changes in the anterior part. A 45-week follow-up found a hyperdense stromal corneal scar with 556-μm-wide stable iris-cornea contact and BCVA of 0.8. As a result, an iris plug in the cornea after corneal perforation can have a positive effect on healing and lead to good visual outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-335
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2020


  • AS-OCT
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Iris plug

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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