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May 1987

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion and Malignant Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus (Drs Weber and Baker); the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati (Dr Cohen); and the Cincinnati Eye Institute (Dr Cohen).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(5):635-636. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060050053036

• Malignant (ciliary block) glaucoma developed in three patients with primary open angle glaucoma with preexisting central retinal vein occlusion following trabeculectomy. Two of the three patients had 360° open angles prior to surgical trabeculectomy. Although the relationship may be coincidental, we propose that central retinal vein occlusion may be a risk factor for the development of malignant glaucoma following filtering surgery.