Unilateral Glaucoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 28, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is unilateral glaucoma?

What is the role of increased episcleral venous pressure (EVP) in the pathogenesis of unilateral glaucoma?

What is the pathophysiology of glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome?

What is the prevalence of unilateral glaucoma?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with unilateral glaucoma?

What are the sexual predilections for unilateral glaucoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of unilateral glaucoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history finds are characteristic of unilateral glaucoma?

Which ocular findings are characteristic of unilateral glaucoma?

What causes unilateral glaucoma?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Unilateral Glaucoma?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup for unilateral glaucoma?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup for unilateral glaucoma?

What is the role of gonioscopy in the workup for unilateral glaucoma?

What is the role of pneumotonometry in the workup for unilateral glaucoma?

When is a malignancy workup indicated for patients with unilateral glaucoma?

When is a cardiac workup indicated for patients with unilateral glaucoma?

Treatment

How is unilateral glaucoma caused by increased episcleral venous pressure (EVP) treated?

How is unilateral glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of increased episcleral venous pressure (EVP)-related unilateral glaucoma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of unilateral glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with unilateral glaucoma caused by increased episcleral venous pressure (EVP)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with unilateral glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome?

Medications

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

Which medications in the drug class Prostaglandin derivatives are used in the treatment of Unilateral Glaucoma?

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

Which medications in the drug class Alpha 2-adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Unilateral Glaucoma?

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

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with unilateral glaucoma?

What are the possible complications of unilateral glaucoma?

What is the prognosis for unilateral glaucoma?