Corneal abnormalities associated with incontinentia pigmenti

R. C. Ferreira, L. C. Ferreira, L. Forstot, R. King

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PURPOSE: To report corneal abnormalities associated with incontinentia pigmenti. CASE REPORTS: Two girls, aged 2 1/4 and 5 years, with incontinentia pigmenti from one family underwent a complete ophthalmic examination. RESULTS: We found vortex (whorl-like) epithelial keratitis characterized by epithelial microcysts that stained with fluorescein and midstromal radial mild haziness in daughters of a family with incontinentia pigmenti. CONCLUSION: Incontinentia pigmenti should be included in the differential diagnosis of children with keratitis, particularly if there is evidence of characteristic dermatologic or other systemic manifestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-551
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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