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Clinical Case Notes

Congenital epithelial cyst of the anterior chamber



The case is presented of a highly aggressive congenital epithelial cyst of the anterior chamber. The patient underwent four primary procedures to remove the cyst and its three recurrences, and one procedure for secondary glaucoma. The primary cyst and first recurrence occurred in the anterior chamber, whereas the second and third recurrences occurred in the pars plana region. Attempts at optical correction of the eye were weighed against complications arising from further procedures, and a conservative approach favouring preservation of the eye became the management strategy in this case.