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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-62

Study of the incidence, mechanism, various modes of presentation and factors responsible for the development of lens-induced glaucomas


Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Research Center, Narayana Medical College and Hospitals, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Chandrasekhar Gujjula
Department of Ophthalmology, Narayana Medical College and Hospitals, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-6538.172097

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Objectives: The present study undertaken to study the factors responsible for the development of lens-induced glaucomas (LIGs), factors, and various modes of presentation in LIGs. Methodology: A minimum of 50 cases of LIG were selected based on simple random sampling, who attended the Department of Narayana Medical College Hospital and were diagnosed with LIG. Based on the clinical findings, etiological diagnosis of LIG was made. Results: Out of the 50 cases, 34 cases (68%) were diagnosed as phacomorphic glaucoma, 12 cases (24%) were of phacolytic glaucoma, two each (4%) were lens-particle glaucoma and glaucoma secondary to subluxation/dislocation of lens. Conclusion: There was no influence of sex, religion, or occupation on the incidence or occurrence of LIGs. Majority of the patients had good vision in the other eye as a result of which they neglected the affected eye till they developed LIG leading to pain during the time of presentation. Hence, it is important to advice the patients regarding the early surgical treatment of cataract before they develop complications.


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