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Congenital aniridia

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographers: Cindy Montague, CRA

Congenital aniridia is a hereditary disease most commonly with autosomal dominant inheritance.  These slit lamp photographs show iris hypoplasia and corneal scarring in a patient with congenital aniridia.  This patient underwent cataract surgery and has 3-piece posterior chamber intraocular lenses in both eyes which are easily visible with retroillumination.  Read the related case report for more information on congenital aniridia.

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patient with congenital aniridia has 3-piece posterior chamber intraocular lenses in both eyes, as seen on retroillumination patient with congenital aniridia has 3-piece posterior chamber intraocular lenses in both eyes, as seen on retroillumination

Figure 4: This patient with congenital aniridia has 3-piece posterior chamber intraocular lenses in both eyes (A, B). They are seen on retroillumination (C, D).


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last updated: 05/11/2015
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