A “domino-effect” case of multiple ocular pathologies ascribed to various complex causes

Ricarda M. Konder, Erin Demmings


This is a learning case targeted at medical students and other healthcare professionals who wish to improve their understanding of ophthalmic conditions and their anatomical underpinnings.This report will introduce a patient with a complex history of ocular pathologies who presented to a small urban community ophthalmology clinic.A brief summary of past medical history will be presented, followed by a detailed explanation of the symptoms, etiologies, and chosen treatments for the patient’s various conditions (iris and chorioretinal colobomas, uveitis, cataracts, retinal detachments, corneal edema, and glaucoma). In this case, the various medical interventions for our patient’s initial problems often led to complications and exacerbations of pre-existing conditions; therefore, special attention will be paid to highlighting both the pathophysiological and mechanical influences that may lead to, and exacerbate, eye disease.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15273/dmj.Vol45No1.8789


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