What is congenital Glaucoma?

What is congenital Glaucoma?

Primary congenital or infantile glaucoma is glaucoma that develops in the first few years of life and is thought to be the result of abnormal formation of anterior chamber angle (site of draining the eye fluid), causing obstruction of the fluid outflow and elevated eye pressures. – It may be associated with or without other eye and/or widespread abnormalities. – Juvenile glaucoma is glaucoma that develops after the 3rd year of life – In some children, secondary glaucoma may develop as a result of trauma or other eye diseases such as inflammatory, neoplastic, hamartomata’s, and metabolic diseases.


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