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Retinitis pigmentosa with concomitant essential iris atrophy and glaucoma – case report

Authors Meirelles S, Barreto A, Buscacio ES, Shinzato E, Patrão L, de Oliveira Silva MS

Received 4 October 2014

Accepted for publication 9 January 2015

Published 26 November 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 2139—2145

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S75384

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Sérgio Henrique Sampaio Meirelles,1–3 Aline Sá Barreto,1 Eduardo Scaldini Buscacio,1,2 Elke Shinzato,1,2,4 Lia Florim Patrão,1 Mauro Sérgio de Oliveira Silva1

1Piedade Municipal Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, 2Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 3Estacio de Sá University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 4Ocular Ultrasound Department, Clinical Hospital of the University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil


Purpose: To report a case of a young patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), essential iris atrophy, and glaucoma.
Case report: This report presents a case of a 22-year-old female patient with unilateral glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, increased cup–disc ratio, iris atrophy, peripheral anterior synechiae, and bilateral RP.
Discussion: The patient presented glaucoma due to the iridocorneal endothelial syndrome, despite low age. RP is a bilateral disorder that may be associated with angle-closure glaucoma.

Keywords: ocular hypertension, ICE syndrome, secondary glaucoma, retinal degeneration

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