Which clinical history findings are characteristic of secondary congenital glaucoma in patients with aniridia?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
  • Print


Most patients present a few months after birth with pupillary abnormalities.

Obtain a full family history, and perform an ocular examination of parents and other relatives. Most cases of aniridia are familial, and it has an autosomal dominant transmission.

Decreased vision, photophobia, nystagmus, and strabismus are the most common clinical manifestations. Because glaucoma develops later in life, enlargement of the cornea is not part of the presentation.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!