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Clinical observation of riegers syndrome 4 cases

Deng H J.; Zou L H.

Chinese Medical Journal (English Edition) 95(11): 819-823


ISSN/ISBN: 0366-6999
Accession: 004970373

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Four patients with Rieger's syndrome had global anterior segment dysgenesis (i.e., abnormalities of the pupil and mesodermal remnants in the chamber angle), posterior embryotoxon, iridocorneal adhesions and secondary glaucoma. Other physical signs were maxillary hypoplasia and anodontia. Diurnal curves of intraocular pressure (IOP) measured every 4 h by Schietz's tonometer revealed peaking during the day and a drop at night. A review of the literature and discussion of the characteristics of the disease, its etiology and treatment show that correct diagnosis and surgical treatment may control IOP and retain useful vision.

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