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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 DiseaseAgedAqueous Humor/metabolismCrystallins/metabolismEye Pain/etiologyFemaleGlaucoma/etiology/metabolismHumansIntraocular PressureLens Diseases/complications/metabolismLens, Crystalline/metabolism/pathologyPhacoemulsificationTrabecular Meshwork/metabolismVisual Acuity/physiology
PMID: 21423037
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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

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