Posner–Schlossman Syndrome

  • Raghu C. Mudumbai
  • Sarwat Salim


Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS), otherwise known as glaucomatocyclitic crisis, is an uncommon form of open angle glaucoma. This unilateral condition typically affects young to middle-aged individuals and is characterized by recurrent episodes of mild, nongranulomatous anterior uveitis with markedly elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Some patients may have associated systemic disorders, mostly of allergic and gastrointestinal origin. A possible role of herpes simplex virus infection has also been postulated.


Open Angle Glaucoma Trabecular Meshwork Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Corneal Edema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raghu C. Mudumbai
    • 1
  • Sarwat Salim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyHamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

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