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5 Facts you should know about

Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

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A group of disorders that mainly affects the development of the eye.

2

Common eye symptoms include cornea defects and iris defects.

3

People with this syndrome may have an off-center pupil (corectopia)

or extra holes in the eyes that can look like multiple pupils (polycoria).

4

About 50% of people with this syndrome develop glaucoma,

a condition that increases pressure inside of the eye, and may cause vision loss or blindness.

5

There are 3 types of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

and each has a different genetic cause.

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