University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Glaukomflecken and iris atrophy after acute angle closure glaucoma

Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer, D. Brice Critser, CRA

Glaukomflecken are small anterior subcapsular opacities secondary to lens epithelial necrosis resulting from acute angle closure glaucoma. These photographs from two different patients show central glaukomflecken and iris atrophy secondary to prior episodes of acute angle closure glaucoma.

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last updated: 3/31/2014
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