In order to form a complete picture of a case of glaucoma, it is essential to observe the patient at frequent intervals and over a relatively long period. A case, ideal in this sense, presented itself in a physician who lived in the immediate vicinity and thus was able to visit our office at the earliest indication of an oncoming attack. This patient had recurrent unilateral attacks of ocular hypertension associated with cells in the aqueous and a few keratic precipitates, which disappeared shortly after the tension returned to normal. The time relation of the appearance of the hypertension and the cyclitic phenomena could be accurately studied. Also, an attempt was made to evaluate the response of the symptoms to various drugs.
This case aroused our interest in the relation between glaucoma and cyclitis. A survey of our glaucoma files disclosed 7 more such cases, and a new case occurred