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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Persistent pupillary membrane

Persistent pupillary membrane

Category(ies): Pediatrics, Cataract, Iris, Lens
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

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.

Web of Persistent pupillary membranes
Intricate webs with attachments to the lens
Persistent pupillary membranes other eye
The patient's other eye.