A rare, congenital ocular disorder in which glaucoma may be present along with a flattened nose and/or developmental defects of the teeth (fewer teeth than normal) and facial bones . There may be some atrophy or lack of coloring of the iris, pituitary problems, cardiac disease,
Who can get it?
A-R syndrome is inherited.
What are the symptoms?
Generally, there are no symptoms. It is often discovered during routine examination. Hazy vision may be a sign of glaucoma. If glaucoma develops, there is a risk of vision loss due to the damage to the optic nerve.
What is the treatment?
Generally, the focus is in controlling the glaucoma through pressure-relieving eyedrops or eye surgery to help the eye to drain. In some cases, patients may be fitted with opaque cosmetic contact lenses to improve their appearance and decrease optical distortions.
anterior chamber cleavage syndromes Axenfeld’s anomaly Axenfeld’s syndrome Rieger’s anomaly Rieger’s syndrome