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WGC-2021

Abstract #90376 Published in IGR 21-3

An Iconic Case of Pigmentary Glaucoma: Brief Review of the Literature

Di Pippo M; Ciancimino C; Scuderi L; Perdicchi A
Case Reports in Ophthalmology 2020; 11: 377-384


Pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma are two conditions characterized by pigment dispersion originating from the posterior part of the iris and its accumulation on the trabecular meshwork, corneal endothelium, and anterior surface of the lens. The pigment on the trabecular meshwork can cause chronic inflammation with a secondary reduction of its function and an increase in intraocular pressure. The case presented represents a typical example of pigmentary glaucoma in a myopic patient in which all the signs, symptoms, and complications typical of these pathologies were present. We report and describe an 8-year-long follow-up period with clinical and instrumental examinations.

Ophthalmology Unit, NESMOS Department, S. Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.

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Classification:

9.4.3.1 Pigmentary glaucoma (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.4 Glaucomas associated with other ocular and systemic disorders > 9.4.3 Glaucomas associated with disorders of the iris and ciliary body)



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