The first thing that was pointed out to me is that I have something called posterior embryotoxon. This means that some structures surrounding my iris have been pushed forward, resulting in a whitish line around my iris. It looks like this:
I only have a few locations of this white line around my eye--it doesn't make a complete circle. And since my eyes are blue it is difficult to see. When you see this white line, you need to do gonioscopy to see if there is something wrong with the inside of your eye. This is gonioscopy:
Now here's the interesting part. I know what you're thinking: how could this get even more interesting? Well, it does.
This is genetic. It is autosomal dominant, meaning that either Mom or Dad has this, and each kid has a 50% chance of getting it.
I already know that Alison has this. I know this because corectopia is another sign of Rieger's Anomaly. This is corectopia:
Now this is everyone's homework assignment: look in the mirror and see if you see any of these signs, and let me know. It will probably be really hard to tell because it's so subtle. It's so subtle it puts the "B" in subtle.
[Warning: if you do a google image search for any of these things, you'll see some crazy things. For example.]