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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Conjunctival perforation, sudden hypotony, shallow anterior chamber and malignant glaucoma have been reported after laser suture lysis.
19-22) However, to our knowledge, aqueous misdirection or malignant glaucoma have not been reported in any avian species.
Trabeculectomy is usually the first choice, however, it is associated with potentially serious complications, such as shallow or flat anterior chamber, malignant glaucoma, suprachoroidal hemorrhage, and endophthalmitis.
One surgical and psychological trauma to the patients, short stay at hospital so reduction of cost, avoidance of malignant glaucoma, avoidance of the second state operation in high risk patients, avoidance of prolonged medications and early restoration of vision.
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