Iridoschisis in a Nigerian patient

  • Olusola Oluyinka Olawoye
  • Yewande Olubunmi Babalola
Keywords: Glaucoma, iridoschisis, iris atrophy


We report iridoschisis in a female who presented at the age of 85 years with a ten year history of complaints of gradual and progressive deterioration in vision in both eyes (left eye worse than the right eye). The examination was notable for the presence of peripheral anterior synechiae inferiorly and few loose iris fibrils some of which were adherent to the corneal endothelium in both eyes while others floated within the aqueous humor. The anterior chamber was shallow and there was marked inferior/inferotemporal sectoral iris atrophy with splitting of the anterior layer of the iris. The pupils were slightly irregular in but reactive in both eyes and there were lenticular opacities in both eyes.

Keywords: Glaucoma, iridoschisis, iris atrophy


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