Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome

What causes iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome?

The cause of this disease is unknown. However, it has been theorized that a viral infection, such as Herpes simplex virus (HSV) or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may be the trigger that causes the cornea to swell.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome be treated?

It is not possible to halt the progression of ICE syndrome. Treatment is usually focused on managing the glaucoma associated with the disease, either through medication or possible surgery, to help reduce pressure in the eye. Medication and corneal transplant can also be used to treat corneal swelling.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Glaucoma Research Foundation 251 Post Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94108, United States
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Name: Cornea Research Foundation of America 9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 212
Indianapolis, IN, 46260, United States
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