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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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HERNANDEZ PARDINES, Fernando; AGUIRRE BALSALOBRE, Fernando José; URCOLA CARRERA, Javier Aritz  and  ALCOCER YUSTE, Pablo. Malignant glaucoma. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.1. ISSN 0864-2176.

Malignant glaucoma is a rare form of glaucoma that typically follows surgery in patients with primary angle closure and primary angle-closure glaucoma. In this bibliographic review we discuss the clinical characteristics, classification, pathogenesis, and management. The literature review is based on a search in Medline (the main articles of PubMed, Internet) and Cochrane databases (The Cochrane Library). The images provided we have done them with SS-1000 Optical Coherence Tomography CASIA of Tomey ®. The aim of the review is to review the evidence for a rare condition and update the diagnostic and therapeutic protocols with the new techniques. In addition, the review authors thought that the name of malignant glaucoma for this pathology should be avoided, because of prognosis is relatively good. This is the reason, we prefer names such as misdirected aqueous humor syndrome, or ciliary blockage glaucoma.

Keywords : malignant glaucoma; literature review; anterior segment Optical Coherence Tomography.

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