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Axenfeld anomaly

Disease definition

Axenfeld's anomaly is a rare congenital ocular defect caused by anterior segment dysgenesis and is characterized by anteriorly displaced Schwalbe’s line and iris bands extending into the cornea. In contrast, Rieger’s anomaly (see this term) includes characteristic iris and pupil anomalies.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: Q15.0
  • OMIM: 601631  602482
  • UMLS: C0266548
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10058653

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