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June 1966

Hemorrhagic Glaucoma With Optic Nerve Glioma

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(6):806-809. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050808019

Secondary hemorrhagic glaucoma has been reported to follow various conditions all of which are marked by retinal vascular disease. The most common cause of hemorrhagic glaucoma is occlusion of the central retinal vein secondary to atherosclerosis. Recently, attention has been drawn to other causes: occlusion of the central retinal artery,1,2 carotid occlusive disease,3 cranial arteritis,4 multiple myelomatosis,5 diabetes mellitus associated with occlusion of the retinal vessels,6-8 malignant melanoma,6,9 and retinal vasculitis.8

This report presents a unique case of hemorrhagic glaucoma that occurred in a young girl with a glioma of the optic nerve and chiasm. Occlusion of the retinal vessels occurred secondary to the neural tumor.

Report of a Case  A 6-year-old white girl was seen by her ophthalmologist after a dilated left pupil had been noted for three days. The mother had observed that recently the left iris had appeared darker. No

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