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June 1961

Essential Iris AtrophyCase Report

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;65(6):779-782. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.01840020781003
Abstract

Essential iris atrophy, though a rather rare disease, has been well-documented in the literature. Despite numerous studies, the etiology and treatment of this condition remain uncertain. This report is given to suggest another surgical approach which thus far has been highly successful in controlling the tension and preserving the sight in the fairly advanced case of the disease.

Report of Case  A 29-year-old white male was first seen in the clinics of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary on Feb. 3, 1959. At that time he stated that approximately 3 years previously, he had noted the pupil of his right eye becoming oval in shape and irregular. At that time he consulted an ophthalmologist who could find nothing wrong with the eye except a small refractive error and who suggested that the appearance of the pupil was probably congenital in origin. Since the patient had no other symptoms, he

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