Symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome


General information about symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome. Furthermore, symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome.

List of symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome includes:

Symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome: iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome has three main features: (1) Visible changes in the iris, the colored part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering the eye; (2) Swelling of the cornea; and (3) The development of glaucoma, a disease that can cause severe vision loss when normal fluid inside the eye cannot drain properly. ICE is usually present in only one eye.1

ICE syndrome is actually a grouping of three closely linked conditions: iris nevus (or Cogan-Reese) syndrome; Chandler's syndrome; and essential (progressive) iris atrophy (hence the acronym ICE). The most common feature of this group of diseases is the movement of endothelial cells off the cornea onto the iris. This loss of cells from the cornea often leads to corneal swelling, distortion of the iris, and variable degrees of distortion of the pupil, the adjustable opening at the center of the iris that allows varying amounts of light to enter the eye. This cell movement also plugs the fluid outflow channels of the eye, causing glaucoma.1

More symptoms of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome, underlying causes of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome, associated conditions for Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome, risk factors for Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI

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