Lens-Particle Glaucoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Brian R Sullivan, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is lens-particle glaucoma?

What is the pathophysiology of lens-particle glaucoma?

What is the US prevalence of lens-particle glaucoma?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with lens-particle glaucoma?

What are the racial predilections of lens-particle glaucoma?

What are the sexual predilections for lens-particle glaucoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of lens-particle glaucoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of lens-particle glaucoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of lens-particle glaucoma?

What causes lens-particle glaucoma?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Lens-Particle Glaucoma?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of lens-particle glaucoma?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of lens-particle glaucoma?

When are anterior chamber tap and vitreous tap indicated in the workup of lens-particle glaucoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of lens-particle glaucoma?

Treatment

How is lens-particle glaucoma treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of lens-particle glaucoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with lens-particle glaucoma?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of lens-particle glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Lens-Particle Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Cycloplegic agents are used in the treatment of Lens-Particle Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Lens-Particle Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Lens-Particle Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of Lens-Particle Glaucoma?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of lens-particle glaucoma?

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of lens-particle glaucoma?

What are the possible complications of lens-particle glaucoma?

What is the prognosis of lens-particle glaucoma?

What is included in patient education about lens-particle glaucoma?