Partial-thickness scleral defect in a congenital scleral epithelial cyst

Ahmed F. Shakarchi, Fasika Woreta, Inna G. Stroh, Charles G. Eberhart, M. Adelita Vizcaino, Megan E. Collins

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Congenital corneoscleral epithelial cysts can be associated with scleral thinning secondary to pressure from the expanding cyst. We report a congenital scleral epithelial cyst associated with a likely primary partial-thickness scleral defect. The defect appeared as a full-thickness communication between the cyst and posterior chamber on ultrasound biomicroscopy, most likely because the scleral remnant was too thin to be appreciated on imaging. The cyst was treated surgically by aspiration, excision of the anterior wall, and fibrin glue closure of the cyst cavity, with no recurrence after 14 months of follow-up.[Formula presented]

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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