Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

Jessica A. Kelsey
Ophthalmic Medical Technology Student
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences


Glaucoma Overview

  • Primary open angle glaucoma
    • wide angle in the AC between iris and corneal-scleral junction where aqueous drains into TM
  • Closed angle
    • shallow AC
    • strikes suddenly with blurred VA, haloes around lights from corneal edema
    • severe pain and redness of the eye
    • nausea and vomiting
    • hazy, steamy cornea
  • Congenital (infantile)
    • malformation of AC angle
    • ”big” eyes with enlarged corneas
    • photophobia
    • tearing
    • hazy, steamy cornea
  • Secondary glaucoma
    • characterized by other reasons for high IOP
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