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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|State||Published - May 1 1997|
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