Revista Cubana de Oftalmología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070
INTRODUCTION: Juvenile glaucoma is a rare disease that behaves in the same way as the adult glaucoma METHODS: A retrospective comparative case- control study was performed. with the objective of describing the gonioscopic characteristics of the camerular angle in juvenile glaucoma. RESULTS: A family history of glaucoma is common in the juvenile glaucoma. The open-angle glaucoma and the lack of evident embrionary alterations are the most frequent findings in the gonioscopic test in Juvenile Glaucoma and in healthy patients. CONCLUSIONS: Juvenile Glaucoma is a multifactorial disease, which develops in young patients presenting with embrionary alterations of the camerular angle or not. RECOMMENDATIONS: A screening should be carried out to look for juvenile glaucoma in patients with risk factors although the gonioscopic study seems to be normal, and also the gonioscopic exam of a patient should specify the extension and location of the embrionary alterations.
Palabras llave : Juvenile glaucoma; camerular angle; gonioscopy.