Cornea and iris changes in congenital ectropion uvea after trabeculotomy

K. David Khorram*, Marilyn B. Mets

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Abstract

This article details a previously undescribed complication of trabeculotomy occurring in a patient with congenital ectropion uvea and discusses its possible association with an anterior chamber membrane. A 6- year-old boy with congenital ectropion urea underwent trabeculotomy. After the trabeculotome was swept into the anterior chamber, multiple ovoid and round endothelial and posterior stromal opacities developed in the cornea, and new areas of iris surface irregularities appeared. This is the first reported case of corneal endothelial and iris changes occurring in a patient with congenital ectropion uvea after trabeculotomy without direct endothelial or iris contact from the trabeculotome. The exact cause of these changes is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Volume28
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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