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Epithelial cyst in the anterior chamber after penetrating keratoplasty: a rare complication.
  1. C Claoué,
  2. S Lewkowicz-Moss and
  3. D Easty
  1. University of Briston Department of Ophthalmology, Bristol Eye Hospital.


    We report the case of a 25-year-old man who had a penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus. A year and a half after surgery a cyst was noted in the anterior chamber, which was observed to enlarge over six months. Because of anxiety about endothelial touch, it was removed surgically. Histologically the cyst was composed of stratified, non-keratinized squamous epithelium attached to loose fibrovascular tissue including islands of melanin-containing epithelial cells. This was interpreted as an epithelial implantation cyst of the anterior chamber of corneal origin attached to iris tissue.

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