Iridoschisis: case report and review of the literature
Eleni Gogaki, Fani Tsolaki, Sotiria Tiganita, Christina Skatharoudi, Demetrios Balatsoukas
Ophthalmology Department, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Abstract: Iridoschisis is a rare condition that consists of the separation of the anterior mesodermic layer of the iris. In more than two-thirds of cases it is associated with glaucoma. We report the case of an 80-year-old patient who had bilateral iridoschisis and presented with acute angle-closure glaucoma. The patient was free from a history of ocular trauma or of heritable ocular disease. Chronic open-angle glaucoma, as well as intermittent angle-closure glaucoma, should be excluded in all patients with iridoschisis, and regular follow-up should be established upon diagnosis of the entity.
Keywords: iridoschisis, angle-closure glaucoma, iris degeneration
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