Corneal perforation with secondary congenital aphakia in Peters anomaly.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe two cases of secondary congenital aphakia in association with Peters anomaly. METHODS: Two infants were noted to have corneal opacification at birth. Each child was found to have Peters anomaly requiring corneal transplantation in 1 or both eyes. RESULTS: Each child underwent penetrating keratoplasty, revealing absence of the crystalline lens in 1 eye. Histopathologic evaluation of the corneal buttons was performed. Each specimen showed full-thickness corneal defects with lens remnants. CONCLUSIONS: Secondary congenital aphakia from corneal perforation should be considered in the presentation of severe Peters anomaly.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Banning, CS; Blackmon, DM; Song, CD; Grossniklaus, HE

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 118 - 120

PubMed ID

  • 15604880

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-3740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.ico.0000134187.19117.6a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States