Purpose: Cases of angle-closure glaucoma in patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy have been reported secondary to neovascularization of the anterior segment. Cases secondary to nonneovascular mechanisms have not been previously reported. Methods: Two cases are presented of angle-closure glaucoma as a result of a nonneovascular mechanism. Results: Neovascularization was found to be a very unlikely explanation for the angle closure in these two cases. Conclusion: There may be an association between familial exudative vitreoretinopathy and angle-closure glaucoma as a direct result of a retrolental process or more likely a relative lens-iris pupillary block with a large lens.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Glaucoma|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Feb 1997|
Azuara-Blanco, A., Jay Katz, L., Michael, A. J., Pesin, S. R., & Tasman, W. S. (1997). Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy associated with nonneovascular chronic angle-closure glaucoma. Journal of Glaucoma, 6(1), 47-49.