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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Broadway, "Pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma - A major review," Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol.
Dx and Tx of Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma. American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Ultrasound biomicroscopic analysis of iris profile changes with accommodation in pigmentary glaucoma and relationship to age.
Most notably, IPE dysfunction is best supported by the existing animal literature on iris pigment dispersion, iris atrophy, and pigmentary glaucoma. Consistently, mouse models of these phenotypes have been determined to be caused by genes controlling melanin synthesis, melanosome integrity, and melanocyte health [77, 82].
Pigmentary glaucoma (PG) is usually inevitable if PDS is not detected and interrupted at an early stage.
Langlieb et al., "Ultrasound biomicroscopy in asymmetric pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
In the European Union, the iStent is indicated for reducing IOP in patients diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma, pseudoexfoliative glaucoma and pigmentary glaucoma.
(16) However, glaucoma drops are often not as effective as expected in some individuals particularly in those with secondary open angle glaucoma, including pseudoexfoliative (PXF) and pigmentary glaucoma. In PXF, a white protein compound formed by endothelial cells in the trabecular meshwork accumulates in this region and on various intraocular structures, including the lens surface and iris.
Key Words: Glaucoma, laser iridotomy, argon laser iridoplasty, closed-angle glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma
About 30 percent of patients with pigment dispersion syndrome develop pigmentary glaucoma, a type of open-angle glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
Inclusion criteria for this study included a glaucoma diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), pigmentary glaucoma, or exfoliative glaucoma.
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and pigment dispersion syndrome (Figure 3) are risk factors for the forms of OAG known as pseudoexfoliative and pigmentary glaucoma, respectively.

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