Fluoroiridographic aspects of iridoschisis

A. Carnevalini, U. Menchini, F. Bandello, A. Scialdone, R. Brancato

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Iridoschisis is a rare condition of uncertain etiology characterized by a cleavage of the iris layers. We report four cases studied by fluorescein angiography to display possible occurrence of vascular abnormalities in the pathogenesis of the disease. The vascular theory suggests that a progressive obliteration of the iris vessels is the underlying pathogenetic process at the root (outer iris) of the tissue atrophy. In our patients, fluoroiridography did not show any significant vascular abnormality. The vascular hypothesis alone does not appear able to explain the schisis process. A number of factors are likely to combine to determine the occurrence of the disease among which are older age, glaucoma and probably, predisposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Francais d'Ophtalmologie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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