Purpose: The aim of this study is to describe the management of cataract and refractory glaucoma in a case of congenital aniridia (AN)-1. Methods: In an 18-year-old female patient affected by congenital AN, bilateral coloboma of the zonula and lens, cataract and glaucoma, pars plana vitrectomy, cataract extraction and subsequent transcorneal ciliary body argon laser photocoagulation were performed. Results: Five years after laser treatment, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/50 and the intraocular pressure was stable at 18 mm Hg with topical pharmacological management consisting of timolol 0.5% and latanoprost 0.005%. Conclusions: From our experience, transcorneal ciliary body photocoagulation after cataract extraction and vitrectomy could be a useful technique to manage high ocular pressure in eyes affected by congenital AN. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
- Congenital aniridia
- Lens coloboma
- Limbal stem cell deficiency
- Transcorneal ciliary body photocoagulation