Table 1

Patient data – corneal tattooing

PatientSex*Age†DiagnosisVisual acuityNo of corneal tattooings, additional treatmentComplicationsFollow up‡Staining effect§
*M = male, F = female; †years; ‡months; §subjective estimation by the patient: ++ = no fading, + = little fading, but still subjectively satisfactory, +/− = pronounced fading; ¶patient did not want a corneal transplantation as improvement of visual acuity seemed very unlikely because of amblyopia; **localised fading only in the vascularised zone of the scar, while the remaining cornea exhibited an excellent staining effect throughout the entire follow up of 15 months.
1M13perforating injury in childhoodlight perception1, additional removal of calcification using EDTAaccidental perforation of the scar50+/−
2M34measles keratitis in early childhood0,16¶2fragile scar tissue(lost)?
3F44perforating injury in childhood, mature cataract, divergent squintlight perception1none56+
4F55post-inflammatory glaucoma, filtrating surgery in childhoodno light perception1none45++
5F67diffuse corneal opacification following several vitreoretinal surgerieslight perception1none31++
6M34perforating injury in childhood, divergent squintno light perception1, simultaneous squint surgerynone28+
7M49perforating injury in childhood, secondary glaucoma, squint surgerylight perception1none26+
8M49corneal ulcer in childhoodlight perception1none23++
9M43perforating injury in childhood, multiple reconstructive surgeries due to retinal detachment and secondary glaucomano light perception1accidental perforation of the scar15+**
10M26perforating injury in childhoodno light perception1, additional removal of calcification using EDTAnone3++
11F34perforating injury in childhood, divergent squintno light perception1none4+