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Corneal perforation in a premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7634149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Few cases of corneal perforation in a premature infant have been described in the literature. METHODS: Identical twins were born at 30-weeks gestation. One twin developed a corneal epithelial defect, infiltration, and perforation with extrusion of intraocular contents, requiring an emergency penetrating keratoplasty. The second twin developed a progressive corneal opacity, requiring a lamellar keratectomy. RESULTS: After penetrating keratoplasty, the patient developed absolute glaucoma with buphthalmos, leading to enucleation. The twin's lamellar keratectomy specimen proved to be a dermoid. CONCLUSIONS: One must be aware of the danger of the development of spontaneous corneal perforation with extrusion of intraocular contents in premature infants presenting at birth with an epithelial defect.
B M Zagelbaum; E M Stroh; H D Perry; E D Donnenfeld; A J Cossari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1081-597X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Refract Surg     Publication Date:    1995 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-14     Completed Date:  1995-09-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505927     Medline TA:  J Refract Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cornea / pathology
Corneal Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Corneal Opacity / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Corneal Transplantation
Diseases in Twins / etiology*
Eye Enucleation
Hydrophthalmos / etiology,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Keratoplasty, Penetrating
Rupture, Spontaneous

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