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Traumatic aniridia following a blunt trauma

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First Author: R.Parmann ESTONIA

Co Author(s):    V. Vihmann              

Abstract Details


The purpose of this poster is to present a well documented case of a traumatic aniridia and explain the possible mechanism and treatment options of such pathology.


Tartu University Eye Clinic


There are several possible explanations to traumatic aniridia: the iris tissue can exit the eye through a new wound, the iris can leave the eye through a phaco wound and the iris tissue can be phagocytosed. Treatment options include the following: corneal tattooing, wearing colored cosmetic contact lenses and iris implants.


The symptoms of our 57-year-old patient with two consecutive traumas, the last one resulting in aniridia, included decreased visual acuity, photophobia and elevated IOP. For the best results we decided for the benefit of iris implants and IOP control was achieved after glaucoma drainage device usage.


As traumatic aniridia can have several causes the true reason can be sometimes left unknown. Fortunately treatment options allow us to achieve quite good functional and cosmetic outcomes, especially when iris implants are used.

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