Scientific article
Case report

L'iridoschisis, une forme particulière d'atrophie irienne

Published inJournal français d'ophtalmologie, vol. 36, no. 4, p. 368-371
Publication date2013

Iridoschisis is a rare degenerative disease characterized by the separation of the anterior iris stroma from the posterior layer. The anterior layer splits into strands, and the free ends float freely in the anterior chamber. We report the case of a 57-year-old man, in whom we incidentally discovered isolated unilateral iris atrophy. The patient had no history of the common causes of atrophy (herpes, pigment dispersion, ocular trauma, etc.). During follow-up, the atrophy gradually worsened, with an increase in the number and bilaterality of the lesions. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of anterior chamber showed thinning of the anterior iris and cleavage of the iris into two layers, an imaging result which, to our knowledge, has not yet been reported in the literature. Familiarity with iridoschisis is important, due to its frequent association with glaucoma, so that appropriate screening can be carried out at the time of diagnosis and on follow-up. (C) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  • Iridoschisis
  • Iris atrophy
  • Angle closure glaucoma
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Citation (ISO format)
AGARD, É. et al. L’iridoschisis, une forme particulière d’atrophie irienne. In: Journal français d’ophtalmologie, 2013, vol. 36, n° 4, p. 368–371. doi: 10.1016/j.jfo.2012.10.004
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