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Essential progressive iris atrophy. Report of two cases.

Authors
  • Wittebol-Post, D
  • van Bijsterveld, O P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1979
Volume
178
Issue
6
Pages
303–310
Identifiers
PMID: 530547
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Chandler's syndrome and essential progressive iris atrophy, we believe, are two entities of the same syndrome. We have presented a case which could be considered a perfect intermediate. The mechanical 'stretch' theory of Campbell et al., supported to an extent by the light and electron microscopic findings of Rodrigues et al., is untenable in view of the observation in our patient that the first, and broad, peripheral anterior synechia was opposite the position of the displacement of the pupil. Every case in which corneal abnormality, glaucoma and iris changes are found, should be checked explicitly, with specular microscopy and gonioscopy, for corneal endothelial changes and in order to locate the area of predilection of peripheral anterior synechiae.

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