Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis) Questions & Answers

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Leonard K Seibold, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is the pathophysiology of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is the prevalence of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What are the sexual predilections for Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is the prognosis of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is included in patient education about Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What causes Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What are the possible complications of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?

Workup

What is the role of digital infrared iris photography in the workup of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is the role of gonioscopy in the workup of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is the role of paracentesis and aqueous sampling in the workup of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Treatment

How is Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha-adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-adrenergic blockers are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?