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Phacolytic glaucoma: are there 2 forms?
|Published in||Journal of Glaucoma. 2012, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 248-9|
|Abstract||We report a case of acute phacolytic glaucoma in which only protein was present in the anterior chamber without macrophages. We propose that this study represents a type of phacolytic glaucoma characterized by a hyperacute presentation caused by rapid leakage of degenerated lens proteins into the aqueous humor as opposed to a second type with a more gradual onset and with phacolytic macrophages in the aqueous humor resulting from an immunologic response to liquefied lens proteins. Thus, 2 forms, perhaps at ends of a spectrum of clinical manifestations of phacolytic glaucoma, may exist with distinct characteristics and pathophysiology.|
|Keywords||Acute Disease — Aged — Aqueous Humor/metabolism — Crystallins/metabolism — Eye Pain/etiology — Female — Glaucoma/etiology/metabolism — Humans — Intraocular Pressure — Lens Diseases/complications/metabolism — Lens, Crystalline/metabolism/pathology — Phacoemulsification — Trabecular Meshwork/metabolism — Visual Acuity/physiology|
|Research group||Ophtalmologie expérimentale (925)|
|MAVRAKANAS, Nikolaos et al. Phacolytic glaucoma: are there 2 forms?. In: Journal of Glaucoma, 2012 , vol. 21, n° 4, p. 248-9. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e31820d7d2e https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:93167|