Phacolytic Glaucoma Questions & Answers

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Kayoung Yi, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is phacolytic glaucoma?

What is the pathophysiology of phacolytic glaucoma?

What is the US prevalence of phacolytic glaucoma?

What is the global prevalence of phacolytic glaucoma?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with phacolytic glaucoma?

What are the racial predilections of phacolytic glaucoma?

What are the sexual predilections for phacolytic glaucoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of phacolytic glaucoma?

What is the prognosis of phacolytic glaucoma?

What is included in patient education about phacolytic glaucoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of phacolytic glaucoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of phacolytic glaucoma?

What causes phacolytic glaucoma?

What are the possible complications of phacolytic glaucoma?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of phacolytic glaucoma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Phacolytic Glaucoma?

Workup

Which histologic findings are characteristic of phacolytic glaucoma?

Treatment

How is phacolytic glaucoma treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of phacolytic glaucoma?

Which dietary modifications are required during the treatment of phacolytic glaucoma?

How is phacolytic glaucoma prevented?

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

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of phacolytic glaucoma?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of phacolytic glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Phacolytic Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Hyperosmotic agents are used in the treatment of Phacolytic Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Phacolytic Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Topical alpha2-adrenergics agonists are used in the treatment of Phacolytic Glaucoma?

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