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It is not a malformation confined to the anterior segment; it is really a panocular disorder with macular and optic nerve hypoplasia, cataract, and corneal changes, anomalies that lead to decreased vision. GlaucOlna is a secondary p roblem and the leading cause of vis ual loss. Because a poor macular development exist, low vision aids are very helpful. Lifelong regular follow-up care is necessary. Clin ical Signs and Symptoms Tn contrast wi th other developmental abnormalities, sometimes the diagnosis of aniridia is delayed.

Only experienced laboratory technicians should process conjunctival tissue to obtain the highest possible diagnos tic yield and sensi tivity. A negative or inconclusive biopsy result may be second ary to poor biopsy technique or poor handling of the specimen, so be aware of a false nega ti ve result. leroderma), toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythroderma congenital, porphyria cutanea tarda, epidermolysis bullosa, linear IgA bullous d isease, paraneoplastic pemphigus, b ull o us system ic lu p us erythematosus, Corynebacterium diphtheria e conju nctivitis, sebaceous cell carcinoma, adenoviral conjunctivitis and intraepithelial epithelioma.

There is a complete absence of iris at oblique illumination, atypical coloboma of pupil and the root of the iris can be visible at gonioscopy where also can be seen the trabecular meshwo rk pa rtially or completely covered by the iris stump. The crystalline lens can be transpa rent or opaque with a subluxation and even a complete luxa tion. The ocular fundu s might reveal optic nerve hipoplasia, macular reflex dull and glaucomatous disk. The lOP can be normal or increased, according the associated gla ucoma and the vision is poor.

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