Cyclodialysis in the treatment of nonhealing secondary glaucoma
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

In cases of glaucoma with elevated intra ocular pressure, the first objective of treatment is its reduction and normalization. In cases when excessive pressure has resulted in a loss of vision, the aim of treatment is to attenuate the pain and to improve the comfort of the patient. This paper presents a case of glaucoma secondary to anterior uveitis, resistant to pharmacological treatment. A gonioscopic examination in both eyes revealed a narrowed filtration angle. An ophthalmoscopic examination of the fundus showed partial retinal detachment. The cyclodialysis procedure was performed in both eyes. In the post-surgery period, intraocular pressure (IOP) in both eyes showed a downward tendency. The treatment of glaucoma secondary to anterior uveitis, particularly in its advanced state, often requires the combination of pharmacological treatment with a surgical procedure. Positive results in maintaining the patency of the fistula were observed after the application of a steroid therapy and a regular massage of filtration bleb, which significantly contributed to maintaining IOP at a desired level.

Author(s): 
Lew, M.
Lew, S.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Journal Abbreviation: 
Pol J Vet Sci
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Year: 
2008
Pages: 
371-375
Volume: 
11
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
1505-1773
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 19227138

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. Lew and S. Lew. 2008. "Cyclodialysis in the treatment of nonhealing secondary glaucoma." Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences 11: 4: 371-375.

Wikipedia Citation

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