AT THE Industrial Home for the Blind, Brooklyn, I examined 5 patients with bilateral aniridia. Inasmuch as this is a rare congenital condition,1 it was believed that a report of these cases, including the genealogy and the possibilities of treatment, would be of interest.
REPORT OF CASES
—J. K. Sr., aged 57, of Irish descent, had had poor vision since birth, Except for a mild degree of diabetes, which was controlled by diet, he was in good health.His forehead was furrowed. Bilateral ptosis was present. A circumcorneal fringe of superficial blood vessels penetrated the cornea of each eye, but the pupillary portions were clear. The anterior chambers were deep in appearance. No iris was visible in either eye with reflected light, but with the slit lamp a very small tag of iris tissue was just barely seen at the superior temporal angle of both the right
PINCUS MH. ANIRIDIA CONGENITA: Report of Five Cases; Genealogy; Possibilities of Treatment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(1):60–66. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020063006
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