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Adherent leukoma and epithelial inclusion cyst after penetrating trauma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD; Wallace L.M. Alward, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA; Randy Verdick, FOPS

a dense corneal opacity with the incorporation of iris tissue

The cystic nature of the mass can be seen on B-scan echography. 

The wound was found to be Seidel positive and a mini-penetrating keratoplasty (mini-PKP), was performed.  The iris cyst was later aspirated and ethanol was injected into the capsule to prevent regrowth. 

The patient has maintained 20/25 acuity postoperatively with minimal regrowth of the cyst. 

After mini-PKP

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last updated: 07/01/2015