Study finds, Visual Outcomes in Pediatric Patients with Pete
This study aimed to evaluate the visual outcomes of pediatric patients diagnosed with Peters anomaly (PA) in a tertiary eye care center.

This was a retrospective study undertaken at a single academic center. Clinical records of pediatric patients diagnosed with PA were reviewed. Parameters recorded included visual acuity (VA), intraocular pressure (IOP), presence of glaucoma, and surgical procedures performed. The impact of PA type on final visual acuity levels was analyzed using generalized estimation equation models.

--21 eyes from 11 patients were analyzed. At the final visit, 9 eyes had a VA more than 20/200, while 12 had less than 20/200, ranging from 20/250 to no light perception.

--Of the study cohort, 15 eyes had type I, while 6 had type II PA. Glaucoma was present in 20 eyes at the final visit.

--1 eye had dense central leucoma and microphthalmos where IOP could not be measured accurately.

--17 eyes underwent at least one intraocular surgery, while the average number of surgeries per eye was 2.9 ± 2.5 (range=0– 9). The type of PA beta(se)=0.53 was not found to be a significant risk factor for worse VA.

Several patients with PA are eventually affected by severe vision impairment. In patients with PA, the type of abnormality does not seem to be linked to a worse visual function. Glaucoma grows in a significant proportion of this patient population and it is therefore essential to monitor the IOP closely in this patient population.