Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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ISSN: 2155-9570

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Caroline Baily

  • Review Article
    Paediatric Aphakic Glaucoma
    Author(s): Caroline Baily and Michael O’KeefeCaroline Baily and Michael O’Keefe

    Aphakic glaucoma is the most common long-term complication seen following congenital cataract surgery. It has a reported incidence of between 15% and 45%. Many risk factors have been identified including microcornea, early surgery, persistent fetal vasculature, congenital rubella syndrome, Lowe syndrome, chronic inflammation and retained lens material. Diagnosis is often difficult as the classic signs of congenital glaucoma such as epiphora, blepharospasm and buphthalmos are usually absent. Additionally, it is also difficult to perform accurate ocular examinations on young children and examination under anaesthesia is usually required. Surgical intervention is often required with medical treatment providing adjunctive therapy. Surgical techniques performed include trabeculectomy with or without antifibrotic agents, glaucoma drainage devices (valved and non-valved), cyclodestructive pr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000203

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