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Phacolytic Glaucoma

Phacolytic Glaucoma: Introduction

Phacolytic Glaucoma: Phacolytic glaucoma (PG) is the sudden onset of open-angle glaucoma caused by a leaking mature or hypermature (rarely immature) cataract. It is a form of lens-induced open-angle glaucoma. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Phacolytic Glaucoma is available below.

Symptoms of Phacolytic Glaucoma

  • 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.
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Treatments for Phacolytic Glaucoma

  • 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
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Phacolytic Glaucoma: Complications

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Causes of Phacolytic Glaucoma

  • 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
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More information about Phacolytic Glaucoma

  1. Phacolytic Glaucoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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