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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139-143

Familial nanophthalmos : Management and complications

Medical & Vision Research Foundation, Madras, India

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B Sridhar Rao
Medical Research Foundation, 18 College Road, Madras 600 006
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Nanophthalmos is a rare form of congenital hypermetropia, in which, the individual is at a high risk of developing angle-closure glaucoma. We report a family of nanophthalmos affecting a brother and sister, as confirmed by biometry. Genetic analysis revealed an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. The sister developed angle-closure glaucoma, which was refractory to medical and laser therapy. She underwent surgical interventions which resulted in complications. The clinical presentation, management, and complications encountered are discussed

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