Plateau Iris Glaucoma Follow-up

Updated: May 06, 2016
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Periodic gonioscopy remains crucial because patients may develop further angle narrowing or closure years after achieving open-angle with patent iridotomy.

Routine follow-up screening for development of glaucoma also is recommended.

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Complications

Plateau iris causes crowding of the anterior chamber angle and may lead to acute or chronic angle-closure glaucoma even in the presence of a patent iridotomy.

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Prognosis

Patients with plateau iris have a good prognosis in general; however, regular follow-up examinations are needed because angle-closure may develop years after successful iridotomy or iridoplasty.

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Patient Education

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Eye and Vision Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Glaucoma Overview, Glaucoma FAQs, and Glaucoma Medications.

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