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April 1937

TRAUMATIC GLAUCOMA: AN ANATOMIC AND CLINICAL STUDY

Author Affiliations

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS
From the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Amsterdam (Professor W. P. C. Zeeman, M.D.).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(4):586-647. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850040020002
Abstract

I. ANATOMIC PART

Anatomic descriptions of traumatic glaucoma are rare, as only two cases have been published (Garnier [Garnye],1 1891; Morax, 1922). To this small number a few other cases may be added in which the eyeball had to be removed after contusion.

To exclude the possibility of intra-ocular infection clouding the picture, cases in which there was a complete rupture of the sclera or a perforating wound were not included in this study.

CASES REPORTED IN THE LITERATURE

Case 1 (Garnier, 1891).—The globe of a boy aged 15 was removed fifteen days after an accident.

The sclera showed staphyloma medially and superiorly near the equator. The anterior drainage channels were normal. The pectinate ligament showed open clefts. Schlemm's canal was wide and open. The iris was hyperemic. Otherwise there were no pathologic changes ; no displacement, no synechiae and no sclerosis. Examination of the lens revealed no dislocation

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