Malignant glaucoma responds well to treatment algorithm

A treatment algorithm of medication, laser hyaloidotomy, and vitrectomy or transscleral cyclophotocoagulation was successful in managing malignant glaucoma, according to a study. The retrospective case series comprised 28 eyes that were treated for malignant glaucoma between 1991 and 2009. Five eyes were phakic, and 23 were pseudophakic. Diagnosis was based on IOP of 22 mm Hg or more after intraocular surgery and a shallow or flat anterior chamber with a patent iridotomy.

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