pigmentary glaucoma


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Related to pigmentary glaucoma: Pigment dispersion syndrome

pig·men·tar·y glau·co·ma

glaucoma associated with erosion of pigment from the posterior iris, and with an accumulation of pigment particles in the trabecular meshwork.

pigmentary glaucoma

Glaucoma produced by the dispersion of organic pigment from the zonula ciliaris to the trabecular meshwork of the eye.
See also: glaucoma
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Dx and Tx of Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma.
Histologic findings in pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma.
Table 41: Number of Individuals Treated for Glaucoma in the United Sates (2006, 2009 and 2011): Breakdown by Type - Ocular Hypertension (OHT), Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG), Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG), Pigmentary Glaucoma (PG) and Exfoliative Glaucoma (EG) (In 000 Individuals) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14
Pigmentary glaucoma (PG) is usually inevitable if PDS is not detected and interrupted at an early stage.
In patients with pigmentary glaucoma lower energy laser needs to be used during SLT due to iris pigment in the trabecular meshwork increasing the overall melanin pigment present.
6,35) The probability of converting to pigmentary glaucoma from pigment dispersion syndrome has been estimated at 10% after five years, rising to 15% at 15 years.
About 30 percent of patients with pigment dispersion syndrome develop pigmentary glaucoma, a type of open-angle glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
PNT offers a cost-effective alternative to surgery and multiple pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of open angle and pigmentary glaucoma as well as ocular hypertension.
Many types of glaucoma require ACA assessment for a correct diagnosis eg, narrow angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma and neovascular (or 100-day) glaucoma.