heart failure or fluid overload of the fetus, a condition that, if not rapidly corrected, will lead to fetal death. It is characterized by swelling (edema), thickened skin, fluid accumulation around the lungs and in the abdomen of the fetus.
Corneal hydrops is a condition commonly associated with advanced Keratoconus, in which a deep layer of the cornea, known as Descemet's membrane, ruptures. The cornea then swells resulting in significantly reduced, blurred, and often foggy vision. The corneal swelling usually resolves over a period of 6 to 8 weeks without any specific treatment, however, visual acuity may be permanently reduced as a result of associated corneal scarring.