Corneal transplant for Peters’ anomaly


What does it involve?

Peters’ anomaly is an inborn error in the development of the eyeball that may affect one or both eyes. Corneal transplantation involves replacing the opaque cornea with another healthy cornea from a donor. In case there are also cataracts (clouding of the crystalline lens), these are extracted during the same operation.

When is it carried out?

In cases where involvement by Peters’ anomaly is bilateral, the aim of corneal transplantation is to improve visual acuity.

What is the procedure?

Surgery indicated for the treatment of this disease is usually a corneal transplant. It is an outpatient procedure and it is done under general anaesthesia. After surgery, which lasts from 40 to 50 minutes, eye drops must be administered for several months. The child should avoid overexertion for three weeks; after this period, he or she may resume a normal routine.

At times, a significant improvement in visual acuity is achieved through surgery, although sometimes the results are less evident. For that reason, it can be difficult to decide whether or not surgery should be performed and the best moment to do it. The decision is made more complicated by the fact that it is difficult to know what small children really can see. If the patient also presents glaucoma, this must be treated.

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IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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