Membranous cataract in association with aniridia

Jpn J Ophthalmol. 1993;37(3):325-9.


A case of aniridia associated with a membranous cataract and glaucoma in a 52-year-old woman was reported. Bilateral ocular findings included marked hypoplasia of the iris, goniodysgenesis, corneal opacification with superficial vascularization, macular hypoplasia and glaucoma. A membranous cataract was found in the right eye. The intraocular pressure was abnormally high. Since trabeculectomy on the right eye was ineffective, a seton procedure was carried out. During the follow-up period, the membranous cataract in the right eye spontaneously moved from its original position and floated in the vitreous, maintaining its shape.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aniridia / complications*
  • Aniridia / pathology
  • Cataract / complications*
  • Cataract / pathology
  • Cell Membrane
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Glaucoma / complications
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / pathology
  • Middle Aged