A case of developmental glaucoma presenting with abdominal colic and subnormal intraocular pressure.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A healthy baby boy presented with abdominal colic. He was subsequently noted to have enlarged, edematous corneas. A clinical diagnosis of developmental glaucoma was made despite ocular hypotony. Trabeculectomies were designed to include peripheral cornea. This served as a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and as a surgical treatment for the condition. Morphological examination of the outflow system revealed findings compatible with a diagnosis of developmental glaucoma: a hypoplastic trabecular meshwork which contained an abundance of abnormal collagenous tissue in the extracellular spaces and the presence of endothelial cells overlying a continuous collagenous membrane. In the iris stroma there were numerous abnormal blood vessels, with a paucity of mural contractile cells.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Talbot, EM; Pitts, JF; Dudgeon, J; Lee, WR

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 116 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 1588473

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0191-3913

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/0191-3913-19920301-13


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States