Reecha Sachdeva and Elias I. Traboulsi

in Genetic Diseases of the Eye, Second Edition

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Elias I. Traboulsi

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195326147
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975181 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics


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Aniridia is a misnomer applied to a bilateral malformation of the eye in which the most prominent abnormality is near-total absence of the iris. This chapter looks at the morphology and histopathology, epidemiology, clinical findings, and genetics of the condition. It also covers the various malformation syndromes with aniridia, differential diagnosis, and treatment.

Chapter.  11777 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Ophthalmology

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