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Peters anomaly

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Peters anomaly is a rare congenital disorder in the spectrum of anterior segment dysgenesis. Findings include corneal opacities and absence of normal posterior corneal structures. Iridocorneal or corneolenticular adhesions may be present.

Read the related case report for more information on Peters anomaly.


Figure 1. Small, bilateral corneal opacities with associated iridocorneal adhesions in a patient with Peters anomaly.

Photographer: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Bilateral corneal opacification


Figure 2. Corneal opacification due to Peters anomaly affecting the right eye more prominently than the left

Photographer: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Bilateral cataracts


Figure 3. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a neonate with Peters anomaly. Note the iridocorneal adhesions and the region absent of normal posterior corneal structures.

nterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a neonate with Peters anomaly. Note the iridocorneal adhesions and the region absent of normal posterior corneal structures


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last updated: 02/05/2016