Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographers: Brice Critser, CRA, Cindy Montague, CRA
Congenital aniridia is a hereditary disease most commonly with autosomal dominant inheritance. These slit lamp photographs of a 17-year-old with aniridia show corneal pannus, subepithelial haze, and iris hypoplasia. There is fluorescein uptake of the pannus due to leaky intracellular junctions. The patient also has small anterior polar cataracts. The macular OCT shows absence of the normal foveal depression, consistent with foveal hypoplasia. Please see the related case report for more information about this patient and congenital aniridia.
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