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Persistent pupillary membrane

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Persistent pupillary membrane

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Persistent pupillary membranes are the result of remnants of the tunica vasculosa lentis, a vascular network that surround the lens during embryogenesis. They can vary in presentation from a few fine iris strands bridging the pupil to intricate webs with attachments to the lens, as seen above.

The photo below is the patient's other eye.

Persistent pupillary membrane

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last updated: 9/25/2013
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