Ascher, Karl Wolfgang

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Ascher,

Karl Wolfgang, U.S. ophthalmologist, 1887-1971.
Ascher aqueous influx phenomenon - the filling of the aqueous vein, which normally carries blood and aqueous, with aqueous, when the junction of the aqueous vein and the recipient vein is partially occluded. Synonym(s): aqueous influx phenomenon
Ascher syndrome - a condition in which a congenital double lip is associated with blepharochalasis and nontoxic thyroid gland enlargement.
Laffer-Ascher syndrome
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Ascher's or Laffer-Ascher syndrome is characterized by a triad of double upper lip, blepharochalasis, and a nontoxic thyroid enlargement.
Ascher's or Laffer-Ascher syndrome was first described in 1920 by Ascher.1 The disease can be inherited but majority are idiopathic in nature.2 It characteristically presents as a triad of double upper lip, blepharochalasis, and a nontoxic thyroid enlargement is present in this disorder.3 Many conditions can simulate this disorder including hereditary angioedema, early dermatochalasis, acquired cutis laxa and variants of granulomatous cheilitis.4 There are no published case reports of Ascher's syndrome from Nepal till date.
Ascher's or Laffer-Ascher syndrome was first described in 1920 by Ascher.1 Only a few hundred cases of this benign condition are reported in the literature.