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February 1971

Topically Applied Corticosteroids in Glaucoma Capsulare

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Helsinki University School of Medicine, Helsinki.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(2):150-153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050152006

Eleven (28%) of 39 patients with glaucoma capsulare responded to topical dexamethasone treatment with pressure elevation of 6 mm Hg or more. It seems that glaucoma capsulare is not genetically identical with primary open-angle glaucoma and should be regarded as secondary glaucoma. Interestingly, most responders (eight out of 11) had, in addition to glaucoma capsulare in one eye, primary open-angle glaucoma in the fellow eye.

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