Band keratopathy

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  • Calcific degeneration (Band Shape keratopathy)
    • a degenerative change associated with deposition of calcium salts in
      • Bowman’s membrane
      • most superficial part of stroma
      • in deeper layers of epithelium.
    • Band keratopathy is seen in association with
      • chronic uveitis in adults
      • children with Still’s disease
      • phthisis bulbi
      • chronic glaucoma
      • chronic keratitis
      • ocular trauma.
    • Age related BSK is common and affects otherwise healthy cornea.
    • Metabolic conditions rarely associated with BSK include
      • hypercalcaemia (MCQ)
      • chronic renal failure.
    • Clinical features.
      • It typically presents as a band- shaped opacity in the interpalpebral zone with a clear interval between the ends of the band and the limbus (MCQ)
      • The condition begins at the periphery and gradually progresses towards the centre.
      • The opacity is beneath the epithelium which usually remains intact.
      • Surface of this opaque band is stippled due to holes in the calcium plaques in the area of nerve canals of Bowman’s membrane
    • Treatment
      • Chelation with EDTA (chelating agent)
      • Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) with excimer laser is very effective
      • Keratoplasty may be performed when the band keratopathy is obscuring useful vision.


Band Keratopathy Surgery Video (OSREF)
Lamellar Keratoplasty performed for band keratopathy followed by the use of amniotic membrane with fibrin glue
Band Keratopathy
EDTA scrub for band keratopathy
Band Shaped Keratopathy with AMT
A case of Band shaped Keratopathy treated with Amnio-care
Band & Bullous Keratopathy Surgery Video (OSREF)
Surgery to correct band and bullous keratopathy followed by amniotic membrane transplantation
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case 7 trabectome EDTA with corneal scraping off calcific plaques part 2