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May 1972

Peters' Anomaly and Total Posterior Coloboma of Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Choroid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia General Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and from the Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(5):525-530. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020527006

Peters' anomaly is presumed to occur when separation of the lens vesicle from the surface epithelium fails or is delayed. Other ocular anomalies, mainly of the anterior segment, usually are accompaniments. The clinical and pathological findings are described in a patient who presented with this condition bilaterally. He also showed an unusual coloboma of the retinal pigment epithelium and choroid, covered by dysplastic retina involving the entire posterior half of the eye.

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