University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Scleromalacia and anterior staphyloma in the setting of congenital glaucoma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Stefani Karakas, CRA

Scleromalacia is a degenerative thinning of the sclera. This photo shows an anterior staphyloma secondary to scleromalacia in a patient with primary congenital glaucoma. In this case, eyelid displacement from the anterior staphyloma was resulting in exposure keratopathy.


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last updated: 10/24/2013
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