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From the Archives of the Archives
September 2007

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(9):1265. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.9.1265

Nine cases, forming a homogeneous group which represents a type of glaucoma intermediate between primary and secondary glaucoma, are described. It is proposed to call this condition a syndrome of glaucomatocyclitic crises, to distinguish it from primary glaucoma, on the one hand, and the secondary glaucoma, on the other. A tentative hypothesis is advanced which relates this syndrome to a disturbance of the central and the peripheral autonomic nervous system. Treatment should be confined to the use of low concentrations of pilocarpine hydrochloride. A classification of glaucoma associated with iridocyclitis is presented.

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