Enlarged pupillary membranes

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Mar-Apr 1988;25(2):73-4. doi: 10.3928/0191-3913-19880301-06.


Pupillary membranes are very commonly found on routine microscopic examination of the anterior segment and are usually of no clinical significance. We describe a 4-year-old child with grossly enlarged pupillary membranes that formed a mesh-like arc over the entire pupillary aperture in both eyes. Although these membranous strands were very prominent, the child had normal visual acuity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Iris / pathology
  • Iris Diseases / pathology*
  • Iris Diseases / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Membranes / pathology
  • Pupil
  • Visual Acuity