Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
PEREZ-CARRO, G.; FAU, R. y GONZALEZ-GONZALEZ, L.. Fingerprint microcystic dystrophy: Episodes of irregular astigmatism and their topographical representation. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.12, pp.415-418. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case Study: A 44 year-old male patient suffering from painless bouts of blurred vision and with no visible ophthalmological repercussions initially. After one of these clinical episodes we managed to visualise fingerprint images in the anterior pole, as well as corneal, pachymetric and topographical changes, which in turn produce the symptomatic refractive changes. Discussion: Fingerprint keratopathy is a condition diagnosed through recurring corneal erosion. The pathogenic origin of the condition-an altered epithelial basal membrane- may encourage the separation of the corneal epithelium from its underlying layers. Depending on whether this separation is partial or total, this will lead to spontaneous corneal erosion or, less frequently, episodes of blurred vision caused by oedema and corneal swelling.
Palabras clave : Microcystic corneal dystrophy; Cogan keratopathy; Fingerprint lines.