DOI: 10.4103/ijo.ijo_193_23 ISSN: 2772-3070

A curious case of filamentary keratitis following uncomplicated Strabismus surgery!

Shashikant B Shetty, Marushka Aguiar, Mathangi Venkatraman, Priyarthi Pradhan
  • General Medicine

Filamentary keratitis is an ocular condition in which filaments composed of degenerated epithelial cells and mucus develop on and adhere to the corneal surface causing pain and foreign body sensation, usually seen associated with ocular surface disorders. We report the case of a 33-year-old male who developed filamentary keratitis after undergoing uncomplicated strabismus surgery for exotropia secondary to third-nerve palsy with aberrant regeneration. His symptoms were controlled after D-Panthenol was used. Filamentary keratitis is an extremely rare occurrence following strabismus surgery but should be kept in mind and managed appropriately.

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