Malignant glaucoma: Introduction
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.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Malignant glaucoma is available below.
Symptoms of Malignant glaucoma
- Pain and discomfort
- Increasing redness
- Blurring or decreased visual acuity.
- Pain may be severe enough to cause nausea and induce vomiting, similar to an attack of acute angle-closure glaucoma.
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Treatments for Malignant glaucoma
- Cycloplegic agents
- Topical phenylephrine
- Topical beta-blockers
- Alpha-adrenergic agonists
- Topical and oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
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treatments for Malignant glaucoma
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Malignant glaucoma: Complications
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Causes of Malignant glaucoma
- Movement of aqueous humor from the posterior chamber into the vitreous instead of draining to the anterior chamber may be the cause
- Malignant glaucoma may occur within hours to days or years after surgery. Most commonly, it is seen after
- Trabeculectomy or surgical iridectomy
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Malignant glaucoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Malignant glaucoma
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Malignant glaucoma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant glaucoma
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Malignant glaucoma: Rare Types
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Malignant glaucoma: Animations
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Prognosis for Malignant glaucoma
Prognosis for 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.
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Malignant glaucoma: Broader Related Topics
Types of Malignant glaucoma
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