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Peter's Anomaly

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Last updated: 27 Aug, 2017
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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.

Answer

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
Director Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Adult Motility
UPMC Eye Center, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA, USA

Hon. Consultant
Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, London UK
Hon. Senior Lecturer Developmental Biology 
Institute of Child Health, London UK

 Scientific Advisory Board
 Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association

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