Simple iris coloboma in a Greek family

Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 1996 Feb;74(1):89-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.1996.tb00691.x.


We report the presence of simple iris coloboma in 4 out of 5 female members comprising four generations of a Greek family. A varied degree of simple iris coloboma (i.e. not associated with a choroidal coloboma) was present in one eye of the maternal grandmother, mother, daughter and one out of 2 granddaughters of this family. The iris colobomata were associated with congenital lens opacities in 2 out of 4 of the females, macular degenerative changes in 2 cases and ocular hypertension in one case. The pathogenesis, heredity and associations of simple iris colobomata is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cataract / congenital
  • Coloboma / genetics*
  • Coloboma / pathology
  • Female
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Iris / abnormalities*
  • Iris / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree