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Klin Oczna. 2006;108(4-6):180-3.

[Childhood glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome --the efficacy of cyclofotocoagulation and other therapeutic methods].

[Article in Polish]

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Kliniki Okulistyki Instytutu Pomnik, Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka w Warszawie.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Sturge-Weber syndrome is a rare congenital neurooculocutaneous disorder. Ocular involvement can include glaucoma and vascular malformations of the conjunctiva, episclera, choroid and retina.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

16 children (16 eyes) with Sturge-Weber syndrome associated with glaucoma (mean age--34 month, mean follow up 8.87 years) treated in our institution, were reviewed. In retrospective analysis were assessed: IOP and postoperative complications after diode laser cyklophotocoagulation (16 eyes), after trabeculectomy (6 eyes) and trabeculectomy with MMC (3 eyes).

RESULTS:

In ten eyes (62.5%) good result (IOP 6-22 mmHg) post cyclophotokoagulation--(3x) was recorded, as well as in 3 eyes (50%) post trabeculectomy and in 3 eyes (100%) post trabeculectomy with MMC 0.2/4 min. No postoperative complications occured in cyclophotocoagulation group. Complications after trabeculectomy were the following: 3 cases of hypotony, 4 cases with shallow anterior chamber and 5 with choroidal effusions.

CONCLUSIONS:

Diode laser cyclophotocoagulation combined with topical medication is an effective and safe treatment of glaucoma in children with Sturge-Weber syndrome.

PMID:
17019990
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