Ocular Trauma and Glaucoma

  • Helen Tseng
  • Kenneth Mitchell


Blunt or penetrating ocular trauma can result in an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). This elevation in IOP can cause early or late glaucoma, depending on the nature of the injury. Although glaucoma associated with trauma is a multifactorial disease process, the main underlying feature is reduced aqueous humor outflow through the trabecular meshwork channels.


Anterior Chamber Ocular Hypertension Trabecular Meshwork Ocular Trauma Aminocaproic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Tseng
    • 1
  • Kenneth Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyWest Virginia University School of MedicineMorgantownUSA

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