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Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Posted February 23, 2015

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Antionette Venckus, CRA

This patient has iris atrophy, corectopia (displacement of the pupil) and polycoria (multiple holes in the iris) due to Axenfeld-Reiger syndrome. The pupillary sphincter is easily visible against the hypoplastic iris stroma.

iris atrophy, corectopia (displacement of the pupil) and polycoria (multiple holes in the iris)

OMIM #180500

Alward, W. L. M. Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome in the age of molecular genetics. Am. J. Ophthal. 130: 107-115, 2000. [PubMed: 11004268])


Posted March 22, 2018

Contributor: Lorraine M. Provencher, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

This is another example of subtle corectopia and diffuse iris atrophy with a more apparent pupillary sphincter. Posterior embryotoxon is present superiorly and inferiorly.

An example of subtle corectopia and diffuse iris atrophy with a more apparent pupillary sphincter. Posterior embryotoxon is present superiorly and inferiorly.

See related case: www.eyerounds.org/cases/174-axenfeld-reiger-cataract.htm

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last updated: 02/23/2015; additon made 03/22/2018