Megalocornea Follow-up

Updated: Aug 04, 2015
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients with megalocornea should have regular examinations to detect glaucoma or cataract.

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Complications

Complications of megalocornea may include the following:

  • Lens subluxation

  • Early cataracts

  • Glaucoma (not congenital)

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Prognosis

The prognosis is excellent in simple megalocornea. Patients with anterior megalophthalmos will always be at risk for glaucoma and cataracts, which can be difficult to treat in these patients.

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Patient Education

Advise parents of the potential for ocular complications and associated systemic conditions. Emphasize the importance of a thorough developmental evaluation and regular medical and ophthalmic follow-up care.

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