Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy associated with nonneovascular chronic angle-closure glaucoma

A. Azuara-Blanco, L. Jay Katz, A.J. Michael, S.R. Pesin, W.S. Tasman

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 1997

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