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J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1993 Mar-Apr;30(2):109-12.

Good visual result following early penetrating keratoplasty for Peters' anomaly.

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Anterior Segment/External Disease Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Visual results following penetrating keratoplasty for congenital corneal opacities have been generally disappointing, prompting many ophthalmologists to recommend no surgery for congenital, monocular corneal opacities. A 14-day-old boy had a penetrating keratoplasty performed for unilateral Peters' anomaly and microcornea. Visual acuity 49 months after surgery was 20/40 and peripheral fusion was present. Early surgery with early suture removal, amblyopia therapy, frequent clinical examinations, and motivated, well-informed parents were important factors in obtaining a good visual result.

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