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Cogan-Reese syndrome


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Overview

Cogan-Reese syndrome is one type of Iridocorneal Endothelial (ICE) syndrome. The ICE syndromes predominantly affect Caucasian, young to middle-aged women, and involve one eye. While there have been some cases of Cogan-Reese syndrome reported in children, the disease is typically observed in females in the mid-adult years. [1]

In one study of 71 patients with ICE syndrome, the mean age at diagnosis was 51-years. Known glaucoma was present in 11 (15%) of cases. [2]

While it is not yet known how to keep Cogan-Reese syndrome from progressing, the glaucoma associated with the disease can be treated with medication. Additionally, corneal transplant can treat any corneal swelling. The National Eye Institute provides information on screening for glaucoma HERE





Last updated: 9/30/2014

References

  1. Cogan Reese Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). March 18, 2008; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/267/viewAbstract. Accessed 9/30/2014.
  2. Shields CL, Shields MV, Viloria V et al. Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome masquerading as iris melanoma in 71 cases. 2011 Aug; 129(8):1023-9. http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1106791. Accessed 9/30/2014.
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Basic Information

  • The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. Click on the link to view information on this topic. 
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
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