University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Essential Iris Atrophy - 2

At 41 this patient was diagnosed with glaucoma. In 1974 at the age of 42 she saw Frederick Blodi and was found to have areas of iris atrophy with a diagnosis of essential iris atrophy. Her intraocular pressure was 42 mmHg and she underwent a Scheie thermal sclerostomy in 1974 by Dr. Charles Phelps. In 2007 at the time when this video was made she had a functioning trabeculectomy with an intraocular pressure of 8 mmHg on no medications, 33 years after her Scheie procedure.