Cogan-Reese syndrome is a clinical variant of iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome (see this term) characterized by variable iris atrophy, pigmented and. This variant of ICE syndrome is distinguised by its Cogan-Reese sub-type of ICE syndrome. A YEAR-OLD woman was first diagnosed as having iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in She underwent a trabeculectomy in Photographs first.

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Correctopia, polycoria, ectropion uveae, posterior embryotoxon, and increased intraocular pressure are common ophthalmologic findings with ARS. Some scientists suggest that the three iridocorneal ICE syndromes may represent different stages of one disease process.

Greater diagnostic evaluation for glaucoma can be accomplished with common testing devices utilized for any glaucoma patient. Prostaglandin analogues may syndrom helpful in some cases. Get free access to newly published articles. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a complete eye exam by the age of 40 or earlier for those at increased risk. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.

In some cases these can be treated with a Nd: Postoperative Complications and Long-Term Outcomes. Copyright American Medical Association. Specialised Social Services Eurordis directory. The role of prostaglandin analogs, which reduce intraocular pressure by enhancing uveoscleral outflow, remains unclear.

The most commonly performed procedure is trabeculectomy, with variable success rates. However, prompt diagnosis is important given the progressive nature and aggressive course of ICE. Iridocorneal endothelial ICE syndrome is characterized by unilateral abnormal proliferation of the corneal endothelium, corneal edema, and peripheral anterior synechiae PAS. There is a hypothesis that ICE syndromes stem from an in-vitro herpes infection localized in the endothelial layer.


ICE syndrome is considered sporadic in presentation, with no consistent rese to other ocular or systemic disease, and familial cases have been very rare. Eur J Ophthalmol ;24 5: The purpose is to present a case of iridocorneal endothelium Syndrome with glaucoma and discuss clinical presentation and management strategies.

Mild cases can be managed with topical hypertonic saline drops and ointments. Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty: Third or greater penetrating keratoplasties: Pathol Biol Paris ;61 2: Patients with good visual potential may develop visual distortion and glare from these iris changes. Investigational Therapies Information on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. This disorder most frequently appears in young and middle-aged females, usually affecting only one eye unilateral and developing slowly over time.

Mild cases or corneal edema are often managed with soft contact lenses and hypertonic saline solutions. Purchase access Subscribe now. Web Privacy Policy Nondiscrimination Statement.

Syndrom variants may represent different stages of one disease. Cogan-Reese syndrome is unique among the ICE syndromes due to the presence of pedunculated, pigmented iris nodules, commonly referred to as iris nevi [1]. It presents as a unilateral disease, more common in women, between the ages of 20 and The decision was made to proceed with surgery given the persistently elevated IOP.

There were prominent descemet’s folds with diffuse epitheliopathy.

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome and Secondary Glaucoma – EyeWiki

Gonioscopy of syndrlme patient was performed to better evaluate the iris and angle to determine the extent of secondary angle closure Video 1. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Series of 7 cases] J Fr Ophthalmol.

Many patients have subtle disease, and do quite well with intraocular pressure control both topical and surgical. The content of the website and databases of the National Organization for Rare Disorders NORD is copyrighted and may not be reproduced, copied, downloaded rese disseminated, in any way, for any commercial or public purpose, without prior written authorization and approval from NORD.


Privacy policy About EyeWiki Disclaimers. Arch Ophthalmol ; Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in Thai patients: Cogan-Reese syndrome is a very rare disorder that predominantly affects females in the middle adult years, although cases have been reported in children.

Disease definition Cogan-Reese syndrome is a clinical variant of iridocorneal endothelial ICE syndrome see this term characterized by variable iris atrophy, pigmented and pedunculated nodules on the iris and corneal abonormalities. This membrane covers the trabecular meshwork of the drainage angle, thereby obstructing aqueous outflow facility and elevating intraocular pressure.

Polycoria, corectopia, iris hole formation, ectropion uveae, and iris atrophy are all common ayndrome at the time of examination. How to cite item. Humphrey visual fields showed substantial worsening from prior fields Figure 2. Acetazolamide was restarted, and timolol and prednisolone teese were added. Iris nevus Cogan-Reese syndrome: Surgical intervention for glaucoma is eventually required in a high percentage of patients with ICE syndrome.

Cogan-Reese Syndrome: A Rare Case of Unilateral Glaucoma

Enroll in the International Ophthalmologists contest. Rand Allingham, Karim Damji, S. The initial presentation of ICE syndrome patients may be due to monocular pain from corneal edema or elevated intraocular pressure from angle-closureblurry vision, or iris changes.

Secondary glaucoma is also a common complication of the disease. Alterations of the corneal endothelium.