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It is possible that the main title of the report Chandler's Syndrome is not the name you expected.
Chandler's syndrome (CS) is a rare eye disorder in which the endothelium, the single layer of cells lining the interior of the cornea, proliferates causing corneal edema, distortion of the iris, and unusually high pressure in the eye (glaucoma). CS is one of three syndromes affecting the eyes (progressive iris atrophy and Cogan-Reese syndrome are the other two) that make up the iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE syndrome). The spectrum is an acquired, unilateral disorder, which typically occurs in early to middle adulthood and predominantly affects women. Chandler's syndrome is the most commonly encountered clinical variant of this spectrum.
Most often the condition affects one eye only, but the fellow eye often has subclinical involvement. The combination of high pressure within the eye (glaucoma) and corneal edema can result in reduced vision, frequently requiring surgical intervention with variable success rates.
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Last Updated: 3/30/2016
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