Cite this page: Pernick N. Glaucoma: congenital glaucoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeglaucomacongenital.html. Accessed August 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
- Increased intraocular pressure due to malformation of tissues in anterior chamber angle
- 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
- Anterior chamber cleavage syndrome: more obvious architectural distortion of iris and angle of anterior chamber