Anterior staphylomas developed in two young patients as a postoperative complication of hyphema extractions through corneoscleral sections. The patients, aged five and nine years, underwent evacuation of the hyphemas after rebleeding caused medically unmanageable intraocular pressure elevations. Postoperatively, both patients received corticosteroids and had elevation of intraocular pressure. To repair the staphyloma, a scleral overlay patch graft was performed in one patient, but the intraocular pressure remained elevated and the staphyloma gradually recurred. Enucleation of the eye was eventually required. Resection of the staphylomatous area with lensectomy and complete vitrectomy was performed in the second patient. After four years of follow-up this patient continues to do well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health