Accession Number : AD0627268

Title :   CONTUSIVE ANGLE RECESSION IN PHACOLYTIC GLAUCOMA,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Morton E. ; Zimmerman,Lorenz E.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Heretofore, phacolytic glaucoma has been thought to occur almost exclusively as a complication of senile hypermature cataracts unassociated with other intraocular disease. The present study shows that in nearly 25% of the cases there is definite evidence of angle recession characteristic of old contusion. Trauma may play a significant pathogenetic role in phacolytic glaucoma in several ways. While prompt cataract extraction may be curative in many cases of phacolytic glaucoma, unsatisfactory results may be obtained if there has been considerable subclinical damage to the retina and optic nerve prior to the onset of phacolytic glaucoma. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EYE, PATHOLOGY), OPHTHALMOLOGY, RETINA, OPTIC NERVE, DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), ETIOLOGY, HISTOLOGY, SURGERY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE