Epithelial downgrowth as a complication of toxic anterior segment syndrome

Elizabeth Jane Wallace, Fraser Imrie, Stuart Roxburgh, Joseph Coleiro, James Ironside

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We present a case of epithelial downgrowth that arose within 1 month of routine clear corneal phacoemulsification. The case was complicated by unexplained total corneal edema from the first postoperative day. Histological analysis following penetrating keratoplasty showed complete endothelial cell loss and an epithelial cyst on the internal surface of Descemet's membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1976-7
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Edema
  • Endothelium, Corneal
  • Epithelial Cells
  • Epithelium, Corneal
  • Humans
  • Keratoplasty, Penetrating
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Shock, Septic


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