Essential iris atrophy


Essential iris atrophy: A very rare progressive eye disorder involving pupil abnormalities and degeneration of the iris. It is a slowly developing disorder that usually only affects one eye.


* Displaced pupil * Distorted pupil * Degeneration of the iris * Holes in the iris * Attachement of parts of iris to cornea


Conditions listing Essential iris atrophy as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Essential iris atrophy. Our database lists the following as having Essential iris atrophy as a symptom of that condition: * Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome


* Topical anti-glaucoma medications. * Trabeculectomy filtering surgery. * Seton or valve surgery. * Cyclodestruction of the ciliary body in cases not responding to the above.