Purpose: To demonstrate the successful surgical treatment of congenital aniridia.
Methods: Development of sight-impairing cortical cataracts in a young boy with congenital aniridia led to the decision to perform phacoemulsification, intraocular lens implantation, and artificial iris implantation in each eye.
Results: Thorough examination showed that aniridia and cataract were the explanation for the patient's symptoms (sensitivity to glare and visual impairment). Combined surgery was performed without complication. A follow-up visit showed an improved corrected distance visual acuity of 8/20 (OU) and correctly centered implants.
Conclusions: Artificial Iris® implantation combined with cataract surgery was successful in treating this child with congenital aniridia and lens opacification.