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May 1975

Angle-Closure Glaucoma Secondary to Ciliary Body Swelling-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(5):390. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020402020


To the Editor.  —I agree with Dr. Sussman that his patient resembles those I described. The common features are unilateral shallowing of the anterior chamber, accompanied by a myopic shift in refraction and, occasionally, closure of the chamber angle.The cause in Dr. Sussman's case and in those I described was probably inflammation of the ciliary body or overlying sclera. Apparently Harada disease can cause a similar syndrome.1Shallowing of the anterior chamber has also been noted after scleral buckling operations and, recently, after extensive photocoagulation of the peripheral retina in diabetics.2,3 It can be produced experimentally in monkeys by occluding three vortex veins.4 Vascular congestion of the ciliary body may be the factor common to all of these diverse origins of the condition.References

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