Abstract #81888 Published in IGR 20-4

Electron Microscopic Evidence of Photoreceptor Outer-segments in the Trabecular Meshwork in a Case of Schwartz-Matsuo Syndrome

Clark A; Alkhotani A; Yucel YH; Sylvester C; Kertes PJ; Birt CM
Journal of Glaucoma 2019; 28: 843-845

PURPOSE: To describe a case of photoreceptor outer segment glaucoma (Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome) with electron microscopic evidence of photoreceptor outer segments in the trabecular meshwork (TM). DESIGN: This is a clinicopathologic case report. PARTICIPANT: A 48-year-old Filipino man. METHODS: Specimens of aqueous humor and TM in a clinical case of Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome were examined by electron microscopy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Electron photomicroscopy. RESULTS: Electron microscopy showed evidence of retinal photoreceptor outer-segments in both an aqueous humor and a TM specimen. CONCLUSION: Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome is associated with the presence of photoreceptor outer segments in the TM.

Departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

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Classification: Other (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.4 Glaucomas associated with other ocular and systemic disorders > 9.4.5 Glaucomas associated with disorders of the retina, choroid and vitreous)
3.2 Electron microscopy (Part of: 3 Laboratory methods)
2.5.1 Trabecular meshwork (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma > 2.5 Meshwork)

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