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Revista Médica Electrónica

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ARMENGOL ORAMAS, Yaima et al. Spheroidal degeneration. Case report. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2019, vol.41, n.2, pp.546-554. ISSN 1684-1824.

The authors reported the case of a woman, aged 50 years, who assisted the Ophthalmology service of the Provincial Hospital “Comandante Faustino Pérez Hernández”, of Matanzas. She referred irritant symptoms and left eye visual decrease. The ophthalmologic examination showed the presence of amber-color spheroidal lesions, corneal conjunctives in periphery (3-4 and 9 hours) in that eye. They extended in bands to the central cornea, some of them with nodular aspect. There were similar lesions in the right eye, but they were located mainly corneal and peripheral conjunctive hours 3 and 9. With these elements it was established the clinical diagnosis of spheroidal degeneration, a few frequent corneal degenerative disease that is almost always asymptomatic if it does not progress and affects sight. As a treatment the patient underwent a manual, superficial keratectomy with location of therapeutic contact lens without complications. There it was a regression of the irritant symptoms and an improvement of the visual acuity stated in the follow-up consultations. The patients was recommended sun protection because ultraviolet rays are important risk factors in the development of this disease.

Palabras clave : spheroidal degeneration; superficial keratectomy; sun protection..

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