malignant glaucoma


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malignant glaucoma

[mə′līg·nənt glau̇′kō·mə]
(medicine)
A form of glaucoma associated with severe pain and rapidly leading to blindness.
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19-22) However, to our knowledge, aqueous misdirection or malignant glaucoma have not been reported in any avian species.
Along with other agents that decrease aqueous humor production, they are considered to be the topical hypotensive agent of choice for malignant glaucoma as they reduce the volume of aqueous humor misdirected into the vitreous, and therefore reduce the forces pushing the lens-iris diaphragm anteriorly.
Medical management of raised IOP has been reported to be successful within a 5-day period in 50% of humans with malignant glaucoma (18) and in 18 cats with malignant glaucoma (approximately 66% of cats treated) in one case series.
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