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November 1962

Cortisone Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Bern, Switzerland
Of the University Eye Clinic, Berne.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(5):621-626. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030625009

There exists a form of secondary glaucoma, which is much too little known, and yet it seems to be of great importance.

History of Cases 

Case 1.  —A young woman, age 31, had a severe myopia of 16 D. in the right eye and a myopia of 3 D. in the left eye. At the beginning of January, 1958, she suddenly lost all vision in her right eye. A retinal detachment was diagnosed. She was operated upon without success. Then she came to us. We operated again, again without success. At that time the pressure was normal in both eyes. In January, 1959, the patient heard about photocoagulation and went to a clinic where the treatment was available; in July, 1959, she was once more operated on, again unsuccessfully. In addition, photocoagulation was performed on the left eye as a preventive measure.In the days after the operation the patient