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What is Malignant glaucoma?

What is Malignant glaucoma?

  • Malignant glaucoma: Malignant glaucoma is an entity characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) with a shallow or flat anterior chamber in the presence of a patent peripheral iridectomy. In its classic form, malignant glaucoma is rare but one of the most serious complications of glaucoma filtration surgery in patients with narrow-angle or angle-closure glaucoma.

Malignant glaucoma: Introduction

Types of Malignant glaucoma:

Broader types of Malignant glaucoma:

How serious is Malignant glaucoma?

Prognosis of Malignant glaucoma: The prognosis depends on the length and the severity of the attack. In patients with relatively healthy optic nerves, the prognosis can be good if the attack is abated and intraocular pressure is controlled.
Complications of Malignant glaucoma: see complications of Malignant glaucoma

What causes Malignant glaucoma?

Causes of Malignant glaucoma: see causes of Malignant glaucoma

What are the symptoms of Malignant glaucoma?

Symptoms of Malignant glaucoma: see symptoms of Malignant glaucoma

Complications of Malignant glaucoma: see complications of Malignant glaucoma

Onset of Malignant glaucoma: Average age was found to be 70 years

Malignant glaucoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Malignant glaucoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malignant glaucoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Malignant glaucoma: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Malignant glaucoma.
Treatments for Malignant glaucoma: see treatments for Malignant glaucoma

Name and Aliases of Malignant glaucoma

Main name of condition: Malignant glaucoma

Other names or spellings for Malignant glaucoma:

Ciliovitreal block, Aqueous misdirection syndrome


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