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Acta Médica Peruana

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GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ, Tatiana; HERRERA-HURTADO, Andres  and  BURGA-KURODA, Harumi. Salzmann’s nodular degeneration in a 20-year old female patient: case report. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.3, pp.231-234. ISSN 1728-5917.

Salzmann’s nodular degeneration is an uncommon non-inflammatory corneal disorder, which is more prevalent in women more than 50 years old. It is characterized by the presence of whitish nodules in the cornea and it is associated to certain conditions. We report the case of a 20-year old female patient with past history of astigmatism, myopia, and polycystic ovary syndrome. She presented reporting a foreign body sensation in her left eye and she denied having had recent eye infection or trauma. The ophthalmological examination revealed Meibomian gland dysfunction and opaque nodules in the periphery of both corneas. Clinical findings and an optical coherence tomography (OCT) corroborated the diagnosis of Salzmann’s nodular degeneration. Therapy using topical cyclosporin proved to be effective in reducing the inflammation caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction, which prevented nodular recurrence in the short term.

Keywords : Corneal diseases; Meibomian glands; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Tomography, optical coherence.

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