Peter's anomaly: Diagnosis by ultrasound biomicroscopy

Andre M. Haddad, David S. Greenfield, Zeev Stegman, Jeffrey M. Liebmann, Robert Ritch

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Peter's anomaly is a congenital corneal disorder characterized by a central leukoma and adhesions at the periphery of the corneal opacity. A 35- year-old man presented for clinical evaluation of suspected sclerocornea. High-resolution ultrasound biomicroscopy revealed iridocorneal adhesions throughout the anterior segment, a shallow anterior chamber, and abnormal hyper-reflectivity along the posterior corneal surface. Through ultrasound biomicroscopy, characteristics of Peter's anomaly were recognized, and a diagnosis was established. This case illustrates how ultrasound biomicroscopy aids in the clinical differentiation between Peter's anomaly and other causes of congenital corneal opacification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


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