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Corneal transplantation in an infant with corneal dermoid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7039326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 1-month-old infant had a protuberant congenital corneal dermoid that extended into the anterior chamber. The dermoid was excised in two stages. A 12-mm lamellar keratectomy was followed three months later by a smaller (8-mm) penetrating keratoplasty. This technique minimized the complications associated with large corneal transplants and increased the chance of long-term success. The graft has remained transparent and the posterior segment appears to be normal. The infant can maintain constant fixation and recognize small objects and crawls without difficulty.
G W Zaidman; B Johnson; S I Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-27     Completed Date:  1982-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Chamber / surgery
Cornea / ultrastructure
Corneal Diseases / surgery*
Corneal Transplantation*
Dermoid Cyst / surgery*,  ultrastructure
Eye Neoplasms / surgery*,  ultrastructure
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Intraocular Pressure
Microscopy, Electron

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