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01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

BMC Ophthalmology 1/2018

Brittle cornea syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

BMC Ophthalmology > Ausgabe 1/2018
Qi Wan, Jing Tang, Yu Han, Qibin Xiao, Yingping Deng



To report a patient who presented with bluish scleral discoloration, keratoconus, and progressive high myopia.

Case presentation

A 6-year-old Chinese female patient presented with a significant bluish discoloration of the sclera in both eyes and extreme corneal thinning with anterior corneal protrusion. General pediatric physical examination was normal for all systems and no genetic disorders known were observed.


We aim to highlight the importance of diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from Brittle cornea syndrome. Timely diagnosis and early provision of protective glasses seem to be the most important step in treating BCS. To our knowledge, this is the first case of BCS being reported in the Asia area.
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