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Traumatic iris coloboma associated with localized lens opacity.

  • Can be caused by penetrating or non-penetrating injuries to the globe.
  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms:
      • Glare
      • Blurry vision
      • Monocular diplopia
    • Signs:
      • Absence of sectoral iris tissue
      • Often associated with cataract
      • In an emergency case, it is often associated with hyphema and other ocular structures defects such as rupture globe, conjunctival or corneal laceration and cataract
  • Management:
    • Careful routine examination of ocular injuries.
    • Supportive with sunglasses, tinted contact lens or contact lens with artificial pupil.
    • Surgical iridoplasty in patients with severe and intolerable symptoms.

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