Incomplete and complete plateau iris syndrome

Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2004 Apr;32(2):222-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2004.t01-1-.x.


Plateau iris syndrome is considered to be a rare entity and has been classified into two subtypes, the complete and the incomplete forms. Herein a case is reported of plateau iris syndrome that had a postmydriatic rise in intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye (complete syndrome) and no increase in IOP in the other (incomplete syndrome). The pre- and post-mydriasis ultrasound biomicroscopic findings were documented. These findings suggest that incomplete plateau iris syndrome may be caused by a difference in the extent of closure of the angle circumferentially over the 360 degrees of the angle.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Eye Segment / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ciliary Body / diagnostic imaging*
  • Glaucoma, Angle-Closure / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Iridectomy
  • Iris / diagnostic imaging*
  • Iris Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Syndrome
  • Ultrasonography