INTRACORNEAL AND SCLERAL CYST FOLLOWING CATARACT EXTRACTION

  • Gabriel van Rij From the Department of Ophthalmology Academic Hospital Rotterdam
  • Robert J. Wijdh Department of Ophthalmology Academic Hospital Groningen
  • Peter G. J. Nikkels Department of Pathology Academic Hospital Utrecht
Keywords: corneal cyst, scleral cyst, cataract extraction

Abstract

Background. A six-year-old boy presented with a large progressive intracorneal and scleral cyst. Two years before, bilateral cataract surgery through a 6.5-mm corneal incision was performed elsewhere.

Methods. The posterior wall of the cyst could be excised, as well as the anterior wall in the sclera. Upon histo-pathology the cyst wall was lined by epithelium. The epithelial cells of the anterior side in the cornea were removed with a curette and a corpus alienum drill. Three and a half years after removal of the cyst, there was no recurrence. Visual acuity was 0.8.

Conclusions. An intracorneal and scleral inclusion cyst was successfully removed by surgical excision and the removal of epithelial cells by a curette and a corpus alienum drill.

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van Rij G, J. Wijdh R, G. J. Nikkels P. INTRACORNEAL AND SCLERAL CYST FOLLOWING CATARACT EXTRACTION. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1 [cited 26Jun.2019];71. Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/1701
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Case report, short scientific article