Dept of Echocardiography, Shaheed Rajaee Cardiovascular Medical Center, Mellat Park, Vali Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran
Background- According to previous studies, it appears that there is a 4.2% chance of keratoconus in patients with the MVP syndrome. Also, keratoconus is seen as a part of systemic disorders like atopia, mitral valve prolapse, Down's syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta and hypermobility of joints. More studies have dedicated concurrent evidence between keratoconus and the MVP syndrome. In a recent study performed in Tehran, an association between the MVP syndrome and keratoconus was confirmed. We also wanted to evaluate an inverse relationship in MVP patients.
Methods- 392 patients with the MVP syndrome based on findings in physical exam and echocardiography evaluation (Ving Med 750-800 with 2.5 MHZ phased array transducer) were referred to an optometrist to have cornea examination by videokeratography (topography Humphrey system) and assessment of keratoconus findings.
Results- There is no relationship between the MVP syndrome and keratoconus.
Conclusion-Our findings do not support the hypothesis that MVP is a part of systemic diseases that include keratoconus.