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Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma

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Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

© 1996

Robert Ritch, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Glaucoma Service
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Jeffrey M. Liebmann, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Director, Glaucoma Services
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Permission to reference this work and to link it to other websites, provided that the copies are not made or distributed for resale, and provided that the Author, Copyright, and No Warranty sections are retained verbatim and displayed as is. The author provides no warranty. The information is provided to assist understanding of and to serve eventually as a complete and constantly growing compendium of all known information regarding pigmentary glaucoma.

Part I



Clinical Findings

A. Anterior Segment

B. Posterior Segment

Part II


Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Findings



Effect of Miotics and Laser Iridotomy

Part III

Clinical Correlations

A. Heredity

B. Gender

C. Refractive Error

D. Asymmetric Involvement

Natural History

A. Active Phase

B. Regression Phase

C. Logic of Treatment



A. Filtering Surgery

The Basic Lesion



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