Aniridia is the absence of the iris, usually involving both eyes. It can be congenital or caused by an injury. Glasses or contact lenses to reduce the amount of light coming into the eye can be helpful. A comprehensive glaucoma work-up must be done.
This needs to be monitored carefully, as there is increased risk of glaucoma. With the iris adhering to the lens, there is blockage of the aqueous humor flow from the posterior chamber to the anterior chamber. This blocked drainage can cause the intraocular pressure to increase, causing damage to the optic nerve.
by Dr. Luu I had a new 30 year old patient come in for an eye exam. There were no complaints reported and vision was 20/20 in both eyes. The patient reported that vision had always been clear. Intraocular pressures were measured 30mm Hg in both eyes, which is higher than normal. Dilated eye examContinue reading “When Glaucoma Causes Devastating Vision Loss”
by Dr. Lisa Shin A 38 year old healthy male needed more contact lenses and came in for an eye examination. Review of his medical history was normal, but he reported that his mother was currently being treated for glaucoma. Corrected vision was 20/20 in both eyes. The pressures in his eyes were measured toContinue reading “When Glaucoma Runs in the Family”
by Dr. James Sanderson I saw a healthy, white, 36 year old female in my office for a routine eye examination. Her vision was 20/20 in both eyes, with no need for glasses. Her intraocular pressures measured 32 mm Hg OD and 28 mm Hg OS. With elevated pressures inside her eye, she needed additionalContinue reading “When You are at Risk for Glaucoma”