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SAJJADI S, JAVADI M, AHMADIEH H. ANTERIOR MEGALOPHTHALMOS. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1988; 2 (1) :11-14
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1276-en.html

From the Ophthalmology Department, Shahid Labbafi Nejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshli University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Abstract:   (1988 Views)
Anterior megalophthalmos is a developmental anomaly of the anterior ocular segment. This is an X-linked recessive disease and manifests as bilateral enlarged corneas, open iridocorneal angle, hypoplastic iris and dislocation and opacification of an apparently small lens. We have also observed obvious vitreoretinal degeneration in our patients. What may threaten visual acuity later is an open angle glaucoma and retinal detachment. It should be distinguished from simple megalocornea and congenital glaucomatous buphthalmos. Two cases of anterior megalophthalmos in one family are presented and discussed here.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Ophthalmology