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March 1985

Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in a Myopic Kinship

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(3):363-365. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050030059022

• Three related myopic individuals with primary angle closure glaucoma are reported. They had true myopia and not pseudomyopia secondary to increased [ill] index of refraction. We believe one of these individuals (-8.62 spherical equivalent) to have the most myopic case of primary angle closure glaucoma reported in the literature. Although myopia is associated with anatomical factors that offer considerable protection from primary angle closure glaucoma, its presence does not eliminate the possibility of this disease. Laser iridectomy was effective in the treatment of these patients.

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