If the crystalline lens leaks due to age or trauma, the contents are inflammatory and can lead to phacolytic
The patients were diagnosed with phacolytic
glaucoma when they complained of severe pain and redness in eye with long standing poor vision.
and phacomorphic glaucoma, and patients less than 25 years of age were excluded.
glaucoma: a clinicopathological study of 138 cases of glaucoma associated with hypermature cataracts.
Late diagnoses included angle recession by gonioscopy (3), hyphema-induced glaucoma (1), phacolytic
glaucoma (1), choroidal rupture (1, identified after cataract removal), epiretinal membrane (1), late traumatic cataract (1) (Fig 2), and traumatic maculopathy (2).
The second type is a phacolytic
(Lens Protein) secondary open angle glaucoma due to trabecular meshwork obstruction due to the leakage of lens material through the capsule of a senile cortical cataract.
and phacogenic glaucoma, and phacotoxic uveitis are also covered.
At present all those conditions are termed as Lens Induced Glaucoma (LIG) which includes many types of secondary Glaucoma in which Phacomorphic accounts most of cases followed by phacolytic
glaucoma occurs when the lens thickens and narrows the anterior angle
Later different workers, (3,4,5) described such types of cases under different names like lens induced glaucoma, lens induced uveitis with glaucoma, phacotoxic glaucoma, phacogenetic and phacogenic glaucoma, phacolytic
glaucoma and lens-induced uveitis.
glaucoma is a type of secondary glaucoma caused by a leaking mature or hypermature (Rarely immature) cataract.