The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Albino iris

Photo by Dr. Ngo Chek Tung

This 20 year-old man suffers from oculocutaenous albinism. The vision is reduced in both eyes measuring 6/60 and both eyes show pendular nystagmus. Slit-lamp examination shows absence of pigments in the iris. Diffuse iris transillumination is apparent on retroillumination.


Poliosis and grey iris.


Iris transillumination on retroillumination.


Iris transillumination and the outline of the lens can be seen.

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