Three siblings with Peters' anomaly: problems of management in Nigeria

  • E Samaila Department of Ophthalmology, (Guinness Eye Clinic), Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2016, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • CA Olali Department of Ophthalmology, (Guinness Eye Clinic), Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2016, Kaduna, Nigeria
Keywords: Peters' anomaly, Nigeria

Abstract

The cases of three children with Peters= anomaly are presented. The children are products of a consanguineous marriage. The clinical features and peculiar problems of managing these patients in a developing country are discussed. With the advent of keratoplasty, some cases, if operated early achieve good vision though the problem of concomitant glaucoma remains a drawback. In Nigeria, and indeed in most developing countries of sub-saharan Africa, corneal transplantation is still in the embryonic stage.

Keywords: Peters' anomaly, Nigeria

Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology Vol. 13 (1) 2005: 27-31
Published
2005-10-24
Section
Articles

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