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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 839359, 4 pages
Case Report

Random Implantation of Asymmetric Intracorneal Rings

Fundación Oftalmológica Mediterráneo (FOM), Cornea and Refractive Surgery Unit, 46015 Valencia, Spain

Received 11 November 2013; Accepted 19 December 2013; Published 23 February 2014

Academic Editors: E. Chihara and V. Jhanji

Copyright © 2014 Cristina Peris-Martínez and Irene Gregori Gisbert. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Intracorneal ring employment for treating ectasia is widespread. Although the mechanism of action of intracorneal rings in the regularization of the corneal surface after its implantation is well known in most cases, there are still many doubts. We present a case of implanted intracorneal rings, where, despite the peculiar position of the rings, the patient gains lines of visual acuity and keratoconus remains stable.