Which ocular 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...
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Ocular examination findings for associated conditions are described below.

Aniridia

Decreased visual acuity, pendular nystagmus, corneal pannus, microcornea, focal lens opacity, or lens subluxation may be noticeable.

Intraocular pressure (IOP) is elevated.

Foveal and optic nerve hypoplasia are frequent findings and partially the cause of poor visual acuity.

Gonioscopic examination reveals rudimentary iris, even if there is no visible iris during regular slit lamp examination.

The angle may be closed with peripheral anterior synechiae.


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