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November 1967

Epithelization of the Anterior Chamber Following Penetrating Keratoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Cornea Service and Eye Pathology Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Leibowitz is now at the US Army Medical Research Laboratory, Fort Knox, Ky, and Dr. Elliott is now at the Division of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(5):613-617. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030615010

EPITHELIZATION of the anterior chamber is a well recognized complication of traumatic perforation of the globe and of cataract extraction.1-3 However, to our knowledge, it has not previously been reported as a complication of penetrating keratoplasty. It is the purpose of this communication to report a histologically documented case of epithelial invasion of the anterior chamber following penetrating keratoplasty.

Report of a Case  The patient. a 32-year-old white woman, was first seen at the Cornea Service of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in February of 1965. She gave a history of "skintrouble" of many years duration with prominent facial involvement. Subsequent dermatologic consultation confirmed the suspected diagnosis of acne rosacea.Three years prior to admission, the patient began to experience difficulty with intermittent meibomitis and blepharitis of the left eye. Approximately six months prior to admission, a corneal ulcer was noted in this eye. The patient was treated

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