Peter's anomaly

Peter's anomaly

A rare, congenital anomaly of the anterior segment of the eye. It is characterized by a central corneal opacity, usually accompanied by the adhesion of strands of iris tissue to the margins of the opacity, thinning of the stroma and attenuation or absence of Descemet's membrane. A variant of Peter's anomaly (called type 2) presents in addition to the above, either a displacement or a lack of transparency of the lens, which may even become adherent to the posterior surface of the cornea. It is frequently associated with glaucoma. Syn. anterior chamber cleavage syndrome. See Axenfeld's syndrome; Rieger's syndrome.
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However, other syndromes with a Peter's anomaly do not fulfill the criteria of Peters plus syndrome.
(2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) Less commonly, it has been reported with other disorders such as Lowe syndrome, Peter's anomaly, cri-du-chat syndrome, hyperlysinaemia, and rhizolemic form of chondrodysplasia punctata.
DISCUSSION: Anterior segment dysgenesis is a group of rare autosomal dominant condition including posterior embryotoxon, Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, Peter's anomaly and aniridia.
Mohammad Tarek has Peter's Anomaly - a rare congenital disorder in which the cornea is scarred and cataracts and glaucoma may be present.