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December 1971

Corneal CystsA Report of Eight Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Cornea Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Department of Cornea Research, Retina Foundation, Boston. Dr. Reed is now with the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(6):648-652. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010650007

In eight patients having intracorneal cysts with epithelial lining, three had known trauma in their history, but it is possible that the remainder of the cysts also were of a traumatic origin. The progression was generally slow over several years. If the central cornea becomes involved, either peripheral marsupialization, chemical cautery, or a combination of the two procedures is indicated.