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Infantile, Childhood, and Juvenile Glaucomas

  • David S. Walton
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Abstract

The childhood glaucomas are a clinically diverse group of ocular disorders. On examination many different potential primary and secondary etiologies of the glaucoma must be considered. The systemic conditions associated with the pediatric glaucomas also need to be recognized. The profound and common anterior segment abnormalities secondary to the increased intraocular pressure (IOP) seen in these children makes their conditions seem more similar than is necessarily true. The purpose of this chapter is to provide information to assist with the examination of children with glaucomas to enable physicians to recognize them more accurately, so that more appropriate and optimum glaucoma treatment decisions will be made.

Keywords

Anterior Chamber Trabecular Meshwork Scleral Flap Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Glaucoma Drainage Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Walton
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  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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