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Association of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Plateau iris

Nguyen, Van MD*; Jwo, Kevin MD; Bhatt, Anand MD; Mosaed, Sameh MD

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001249
Online Articles: Case Report/Small Case Series

We present a case series describing a unique entity as it relates to plateau iris. There have been many established risk factors for plateau iris, but we present the following cases that describe patients with plateau iris in the setting of prematurity and/or retinopathy of prematurity as well as high myopia or emmetropia. We believe this to be a distinct form of plateau iris resulting from abnormal ciliary body and angle development in the preterm infant. Subjects were treated according to standard of care, with laser peripheral iridotomies, laser iridoplasty, and even glaucoma drainage implants, as indicated.

*UCI Department of Internal Medicine, Orange

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Van Nguyen, MD, UCI Department of Internal Medicine, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 400, Orange, CA 92868 (e-mail:

Received September 19, 2018

Accepted February 26, 2019

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