BACKGROUND Known ocular manifestations of Alport syndrome include features such as anterior lenticonus and fleck retinopathy. Reports of keratoconus in such patients are limited. We report tomographic findings consistent with keratoconus in a patient with Alport syndrome.
CASE SUMMARY A 52-year-old female was referred to our ophthalmology clinic with decreased vision and increased tearing. She was diagnosed with stage III Alport syndrome two years prior. Upon examination she was found to have average keratometries of 48 D bilaterally with tomographic evidence of keratoconus.
CONCLUSION Although a rare presentation, concurrent Alport syndrome and keratoconus should be considered when reviewing the ocular health of Alport syndrome patients and appropriate management steps should be taken upon the diagnosis.
Moshirfar, M., Skanchy, D. F., Gomez, A. T., Ronquillo, Y. C., Buckner, B., & Hoopes, P. C. (2019). Keratoconus in a patient with Alport syndrome: A case report. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 7(19), 3012–3017. https://doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v7.i19.3012
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