Aniridia Follow-up

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Michael Ross, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Lifelong, regular, and careful follow-up care of aniridia is essential with an ophthalmologist, with particular attention to the ocular surface and glaucoma monitoring and treatment.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Patients with aniridia should have proper genetic counseling.

Patients should have thorough lifelong follow-up care to determine whether glaucoma is present.

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Complications

Aniridia can be complicated by the presence or association of other problems, mainly cataract and glaucoma.

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Prognosis

The prognosis of aniridia varies from patient to patient.

Unmonitored and untreated elevated intraocular pressure may damage vision.

Cataract may require surgery.

Progressive corneal opacification may need corneal grafting.

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Patient Education

Thoroughly educating the patient and parents about aniridia and the associated ocular anomalies and systemic problems is mandatory.

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