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Abstract #91226 Published in IGR 21-4

Transient visual blurring during a sexual intercourse in a young woman with surgically corrected myopia and unrecognized pigmentary glaucoma: A rare case report

Cozzupoli GM; Salgarello T; Giudiceandrea A; Rizzo S
European Journal of Ophthalmology 2020; 0: 1120672120980689


PURPOSE: To present a rare case of unilateral visual loss episodes occurred during sexual intercourse in a young patient affected by unrecognized pigmentary glaucoma and previously undergone myopic refractive surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient presented surgically flattened corneas and markedly asymmetric pigmentary glaucoma. CONCLUSIONS: Previous refractive surgery, sexual intercourse, and athletic lifestyle might be risk factors for acute pigment dispersion and chronic progression of pigmentary glaucoma in young myopic patients. During their ophthalmic examination prior to refractive surgery, greater attention should be paid to detect early signs of pigmentary dispersion, and awareness of these dangerous situations should be raised in affected patients.

Institute of Ophthalmology, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Roma, Italia.

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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)
8.1 Myopia (Part of: 8 Refractive errors in relation to glaucoma)
8.4 Refractive surgical procedures (Part of: 8 Refractive errors in relation to glaucoma)



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