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August 1976

Essential Iris Atrophy: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology and the departments of ophthalmology and pathology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(8):1315-1320. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040187011

• The clinicopathologic findings in an eye from a 40-year-old man with essential iris atrophy are reported. Noteworthy is the proliferation of corneal endothelium and a laying down of a new Descemet (cuticular) membrane over the trabecular meshwork and in areas of anterior peripheral synechiae formation over the pseudoangle. The histologic characteristics favor a vascular cause for the condition, but the evidence is circumstantial.

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