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Traumatic iris sphincter tears

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer:  Antoinette Venckus, CRA

Tears in the iris sphincter may occur after blunt eye trauma and result in persistent mydriasis. These photos, taken 4 days after blunt trauma to the eye, show multiple scalloped tears in the iris sphincter along the pupillary margin inferiorly and temporally. Also visible is the traumatic anterior subcapsular cataract.

multiple scalloped tears in the iris sphincter along the pupillary margin inferiorly and temporally

multiple scalloped tears in the iris sphincter along the pupillary margin inferiorly and temporally

multiple scalloped tears in the iris sphincter along the pupillary margin inferiorly and temporally (retroillumination)


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last updated: 12/23/2015