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Turk J Ophthalmol. 2019 Oct 24;49(5):283-293. doi: 10.4274/tjo.galenos.2019.36589.

The Management of Uveitic Glaucoma in Children

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1
Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
2
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
3
First Department of Ophthalmology, General Hospital of Athens G. Gennimatas, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Abstract

Children comprise a unique population of patients in regard to the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of uveitic glaucoma. The management of glaucoma secondary to uveitis in children is extremely challenging and presents various difficulties, which are associated both with the underlying uveitis and the young age of the patients. The treatment of uveitic glaucoma calls for a thorough and individualized approach, involving both pharmacotherapeutic and surgical modalities. It appears that the efficient control of inflammatory activity plays a significant role in the final visual outcome of these patients. This study aims to review the current literature about the management of uveitic glaucoma in pediatric patients.

KEYWORDS:

Glaucoma; uveitis; children

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