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Aniridia in the Newborn Follow-up

  • Author: Sophie Bakri, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
 
Updated: Dec 03, 2013
 

Further Outpatient Care

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  • Patients should be observed by the ophthalmologist as indicated, depending on the complications and their severity.
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  • Available medications are discussed in Medical Care and Medication.
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Complications

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  • The complications of aniridia are discussed throughout this article.
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Prognosis

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  • The prognosis and visual acuity level varies depending on the complications of aniridia. Generalizations cannot be made.
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Patient Education

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  • The parents of the patient should be educated about the disease. Education should be geared toward maintaining careful follow-up care of the specific ocular complications of aniridia being experienced by the patient.
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Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Sophie Bakri, MD Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Mayo Clinic of Rochester

Sophie Bakri, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

John W Simon, MD 

John W Simon, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

J James Rowsey, MD Former Director of Corneal Services, St Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute

J James Rowsey, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Association, Sigma Xi, Southern Medical Association, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Gerhard W Cibis, MD Clinical Professor, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Gerhard W Cibis, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Ophthalmological Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Aniridia. Note the almost complete absence of the iris.
 
 
 
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