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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103-105

Primary tubes in siblings of a South Indian family with total aniridia and glaucoma


Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sharmila Rajendrababu
Glaucoma Consultant, Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai - 625 001, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_867_21

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Aniridia is an uncommon hereditary bilateral panocular disorder affecting not only the iris but also the cornea, anterior chamber angle, lens, retina, and optic nerve with associated life-threatening conditions. Glaucoma is associated with aniridia in around 50% of the cases and usually develops in the first two decades of life. The treatment of glaucoma is challenging and often needs surgical intervention to achieve adequate intraocular pressure (IOP) control in cases refractory to medical treatment. Here, we report the familial nature of aniridia with secondary glaucoma and discuss the challenges in the management with a comprehensive review of the literature. The elder one, a 16-year-old girl presented with absolute glaucoma in the right eye and high IOP with advanced disk damage in the left eye for which she underwent a non-valved glaucoma drainage implantation. The younger one, a 12-year-old boy presented with a high IOP of more than 40 mmHg in both eyes (OU) for which he underwent sequential glaucoma drainage devices (GDD) implantation in OU. The intermediate-term outcomes in both of them showed a well-placed Aurolab aqueous drainage implant (AADI) tube with adequately controlled IOP.


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