International Ophthalmology

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 83–85 | Cite as

Iridoschisis associated with nanophthalmos and bullous keratopathy

  • Niall James Crosby
  • Peter McDonnell
  • Peter Shah
Case Report


Iridoschisis is a rare condition in which the iris stroma splits into anterior and posterior layers. Iridoschisis is associated with anterior segment abnormalities including keratoconus, lens subluxation and angle-closure glaucoma. We describe the first case in which iridoschisis has occurred in association with nanophthalmos. We also report the rare complication of irido-corneal touch and subsequent corneal decompensation. Nanophthalmos and irido-corneal touch are sight-threatening associations of iridoschisis and should be excluded in all patients with this rare condition.


Iridoschisis Nanophthalmos Corneal decompensation Bullous keratopathy Amniotic membrane transplantation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niall James Crosby
    • 1
  • Peter McDonnell
    • 1
  • Peter Shah
    • 1
  1. 1.Birmingham and Midland Eye CentreBirminghamUK

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