What is Aniridia?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aniridia is an eye disorder identified by a complete or partial absence of the iris (colored ring structure of the eye that forms the pupil). These iris abnormalities may cause the pupils to be abnormal or misshapen. Aniridia can cause reduction in the sharpness of vision (visual acuity) and increased sensitivity to light (photophobia).
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus states that in the general population, aniridia occurs in 1 per 50,000-100,000 people and the incidence varies in different regions.
Aniridia occurs while the eye is developing during the 12th to 14th week of pregnancy. It is due to a mutation in the short arm of chromosome 11 (11p13) and affects the PAX6 gene.
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