Epithelization of the anterior segment

Epithelization of the anterior segment

This is something most people never get to see. Unfortunately, I have seen and had to treat many.

It happened again recently.

This unusual appearance is epithelium growing on the inside of an eye, on the back of a full corneal transplant.

It is NOT a pleasant sight, and if left untreated, will blind the eye.

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It can happen after routine cataract surgery….the last patient I treated had 6l5 vision with epithelium growing across her cornea.

You can easily miss this appearance. The cornea over the epithelium remains clear, because skin is water resistant.

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