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Uveitic Glaucoma
Monday, 06 April 2009 22:24

 

What is Uveitic Glaucoma?  What is the treatment for Uveitic Glaucoma?

 

Uveitic glaucoma encompasses many conditions that cause eye inflammation that results in the elevation of eye pressure (intraocular pressure.) A uveitis is a sterile inflammatory reaction inside the eye. This can cause changes that will often lead to elevated intraocular pressure. These include the formation of synechiae (iris will glue to the lens or cornea) and/or neovascularization (eye’s angle can close with the development of new blood vessels.) Treatment consists of treating the underlining inflammatory condition. Often when the inflammatory condition resolves one’s eye pressure will normalize. Antiglaucoma medication can be used to help decrease the eye pressure. If the condition worsens or is recurrent surgical glaucoma procedures are often required to lower the eye pressure.

 

Some conditions associated with uveitic glaucoma are:

 

Sarcoidosis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Glaucomatocyclitic crisis

Behcet’s Syndrome

Herpetic eye disease

Syphilitic eye disease

VKH syndrome (Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada)

Pars Planitis

Toxoplasmosis

HLA -B27 conditions

 

Treatment

Treat underlining inflammatory condition

Topical and/or oral steriods

Anti glaucoma medications

Surgical glaucoma procedures

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:58
 

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