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Introduction: PG

Description of PG

PG (medical condition): Phacolytic glaucoma (PG) is the sudden onset of...more »

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Phacolytic Glaucoma:
  »Introduction: Phacolytic Glaucoma
  »Symptoms of Phacolytic Glaucoma
  »Causes of Phacolytic Glaucoma
  »Treatments for Phacolytic Glaucoma

PG as a Disease

PG: Another name for Phacolytic Glaucoma (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Phacolytic Glaucoma
  »Symptoms of Phacolytic Glaucoma
  »Causes of Phacolytic Glaucoma
  »Treatments for Phacolytic Glaucoma

PG: Related Diseases

PG: PG is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of PG

Some of the causes of PG are included in the list below:

  • It is caused by the leakage of lens protein (from a mature or hypermature cataract) into the aqueous humor, thereby causing obstruction of aqueous outflow
  • Mature cataract
  • Hypermature cataract
  • Focal liquefaction of immature cataract
  • Dislocated cataractous lens in vitreous

Symptoms of PG (Phacolytic Glaucoma)

Some of the symptoms of PG incude:

  • Sudden or insidious onset of ocular pain and worsened vision
  • History of vision loss for months or years prior to the acute onset of pain, redness, and sometimes further decrease in vision.
  • Vision may only be inaccurate light perception due to the density of the cataract.
  • The history of slow vision loss due to advancing cataract preceding the acute onset of symptoms is a vital clue to the correct diagnosis.

Treatments for PG (Phacolytic Glaucoma)

Treatments for PG (Phacolytic Glaucoma) include:

  • Anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Combination of topical and systemic IOP-lowering agents
  • Topical steroids
  • Cataract removal surgery- Extracapsular cataract extraction (eg, phacoemulsification) with an intraocular lens implant
  • Pars plana vitrectomy with removal of the lens from within the vitreous cavity

Treatment of PG: For more treatment information about PG, see treatment of Phacolytic Glaucoma (PG)

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