Simultaneous bilateral malignant glaucoma following laser iridotomy

Ali Aminlari, Joseph W. Sassani

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Abstract

A case of bilateral malignant glaucoma is described in a 50-year-old white woman 4 weeks after successful bilateral laser iridotomy for angle-closure glaucoma. The malignant glaucoma may have been precipitated by systemic hydrochlorothiazide therapy. The condition was worsened by pilocarpine; however, atropine and cyclopentolate opened the angle and deepened the anterior chamber, resulting in resolution of the malignant glaucoma. The clinician must be alert to the possibility of malignant glaucoma following laser iridotomy for angle-closure glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume231
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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