My 70 days old son is affected with peter's anomaly right from his birth. Is corneal transplant the only solution or it may cure by medicine. Please help us.
Peters anomaly is a very generic term for congenital corneal opacity. It Sounds from your post that it is unilateral i.e., only affects one eye. While corneal transplant is usually a recommended treatment other options including conservative therapy may be a better alternative. The child must be examined by a corneal surgeon familiar with this condition to be able to advise you appropriately. In unilateral cases the later the intervention if recommended the poorer the result. Please seek an opinion within 4 weeks.
Ken K Nischal FRCOphth
Scientific Advisory Board
Article ID: 25
Last updated: 27 Aug, 2017