Congenital glaucoma

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Increased intraocular pressure due to malformation of tissues in anterior chamber angle
  • Causes:
    • Hereditary (incomplete separation of iris root from trabeculae, retention of embryonic membrane), congenital rubella syndrome
    • Unilateral congenital glaucoma is associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (Recklinghausen disease) or Sturge-Weber syndrome
Differential diagnosis

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