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Understanding eye related symptoms and features.
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The eye is a part of the ocular and vision systems of the body. The ocular system includes the eye and its central vision system (cornea, lens, eye fluids), all of the parts which make vision possible.
Symptoms affecting the eyes may be congenital, present at birth, or they may develop later in life. Sometimes surgery may be an option to correct them.
Symptoms relating to the eyes may affect their structure and function including their ability to see, other times they may simply affect the shape or appearance of the eye without any impact on vision.
What is Rieger anomaly?
Reiger anomaly is an ocular defect characterized by serious deformity in the anterior chamber of the eye with noticeable strands and shrinking of the iris stroma.
This congenital malformation of the anterior segment is identified by iridocorneal malformation, glaucoma, iris stromal hypoplasia, posterior embryotoxon, and corneal opacities.
What should I do next?
In some instances, rieger anomaly may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
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