Review of therapeutic modalities for glaucoma secondary to uveitis

Tadahiko Ogata, Ryoji Yanai, Yuka Kobayashi, Masaaki Kobayashi, Shohei Uchi, Makoto Hatano, Hiromi Shoda, Daisuke Harada, Shinichiro Teranishi, Kazuhiro Kimura, Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Koh Hei Sonoda

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Purpose: To present a review of therapeutic modalities and their outcome for glaucoma secondary to uveitis. Cases and Method: This retrospective study was made on 171 new patients who were diagnosed with uveitis at the Yamaguchi University Hospital during the past 4 years. Results: Glaucoma was present or developed in 39 cases (22.8%). Glaucoma was related to intraocular inflammation in 21 cases (53.8%) and to corticosteroid in 18 cases (46.2%). Glaucoma related to intraocular inflammation was more frequent in cases of anterior uveitis. Corticosteroid glaucoma was more frequent in uveitis associated with systemic manifestations. Patients were treated by anti-inflammatory measures, reduction or withdrawal of corticosteroid, topical or systemic use of antiglaucoma agents, or surgical intervention according to the causative factors. Conclusion: Glaucoma in patients with uveitis was equally due to intraocular inflammation and use of corticosteroid. The patients needed treatments according to the causative factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-1575
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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