Chandler’s Syndrome

Below you will find more information about Chandler’s Syndrome from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Chandler’s Syndrome it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Chandler’s Syndrome and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Chandler’s Syndrome comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Chandler's Syndrome (CS) is an eye disease which eats up the lining of cell inside the cornea causing the iris to dry up. This rare eye disorder is characterized by the swelling of the cornea as well as glaucoma. One of the three syndromes that dwell on the eyes, CS is more common to females than with males. At most times CS only affects one eye, but when left unattended, the other eye may be infected as well. Because of the glaucoma and leaking of fluids throughout the cell membrane would cause extreme pain and impaired vision.

Diagnosis

Chandler's Syndrome is said to exist when a person starts to see halos or streaks of white light, as well as pain that would last for a few days. The doctor would also find glaucoma, but no other symptoms may be felt during the development of the disease.

Treatment

This eye disorder can be treated through laser surgery. When the condition is already worse, corneal transplant may be required. It is therefore a must to treat CS once diagnosed, as it can eventually destroy not only the cornea but as well as the iris and result to displaced pupils.

Causes

The exact causes of Chandler's Syndrome are unknown, but it can be a result of pre-existing eye syndromes such as the Cogan-Reese Syndrome and the essential iris atrophy.

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