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May 1976

Battered Child Syndrome Simulating Congenital Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. Dr Tseng is now with the Public Health Service Hospital, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(5):839-840. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030417013

• A 9-week-old child with "congenital glaucoma" was later found to have, in addition to enlarged corneas and elevated intraocular pressure, subluxated and cataractous lenses, hyphema, iridodialysis, angle recession, and vitreous hemorrhage, along with signs of gross parental neglect and physical abuse. To our knowledge, this is the first report in which a battered child with bilateral "congenital glaucoma" (probably caused by trauma) is described.