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June 1985

Developmental Glaucomas

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(6):758-759. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050060016003

To the Editor.  —I wish to comment on the article by Hoskins et al.1 The authors propose a classification of developmental glaucomas into three major groups, based on their interpretation of the various anatomical structures in the angle affected by the developmental anomaly and as visualized by gonioscopy. The three groups are appropriately labeled trabeculodysgenesis, iridodysgenesis, and corneodysgenesis. Hoskins et al also make the point that the surgical prognosis is excellent in eyes in which only the trabecular meshwork is affected, but in those patients with additional developmental defects of the anterior segment, the prognosis becomes worse.I wish to draw the attention of your readers to an article I2 published in Ophthalmology in 1979 and to the chapter on congenital, infantile, and juvenile glaucoma in Glaucoma Surgery,3 in which a study of 108 eyes with primary congenital, infantile, and juvenile glaucoma (developmental glaucoma) was reported, and

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