Anterior staphyloma of right eye: a rare clinical image

Tejaswee Lohakare, Khushbu Meshram

PAMJ. 2022; 42:189. Published 07 Jul 2022 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.42.189.35689

Staphyloma is a thinning (ectasia) of the globe´s uvea and scleral layers. It causes globe expansion with a focal bulge, commonly in the posterior wall. Anterior staphyloma can form as a consequence of an inflammatory/infectious event or as a result of a developmental abnormality caused by defective anterior mesoderm differentiation. The congenital form is uncommon. We are present a case of a 8-year-old female child who was brought to the outpatient department with complaint of pain and loss of vision from the right eye. As narrated by her parents she was alright 2 years, back then had a trauma to right eye while playing after which she started developing ulceration over the right eye and kept in increasing in size. After physical examination of eye discharge was present from right eye, vision loss and redness in eyes. The patient was referred to the ophthalmologist for further examination and investigation, where she was diagnosed as anterior staphyloma of the right eye. Patient was referred to ophthalmology department for further management.
Corresponding author
Tejaswee Lohakare, Department of Child Health Nursing, Smt Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India (

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