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January 1971

The Basis for Chymotrypsin-Induced Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla. Dr. Chee is now with the Straub Clinic, Honolulu.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(1):103-106. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050105016

The pathogenesis of the acute glaucoma results from the injection of chymotrypsin into the eyes of owl monkeys. Evidence is presented which indicates that the rise in intraocular pressure is due to the blocking of the trabecular meshwork by lysed zonular material.