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Autosomal Dominant Aniridia in A Nigerian Family: A Case Report.

TO Otulana, HA Ajibode


A 54year old man brought his son to our clinic because of large eyeballs and poor vision from birth. Family history revealed that father and another child had poor vision and used to squeeze their faces especially in bright light. Examination of the boy revealed bilateral aniridia with congenital glaucoma. The father, the other child and his grand child all had bilateral aniridia with microcorneae. This is a rare case of autosomal dominant aniridia in three
generations of a Nigerian family. Recognition of a child with aniridia should draw the attention of the ophthalmologist to the possibility of a familial disorder.
Key words: Aniridia, Autosomal dominant, Alternate family members, Nigerian family.

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