Histological presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the trabeculum and iris of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.

@article{Zavos2012HistologicalPO,
  title={Histological presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the trabeculum and iris of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.},
  author={Christos Zavos and Jannis Kountouras and Georgios Sakkias and Ioannis Demetrio Venizelos and Georgia Deretzi and Stergios Arapoglou},
  journal={Ophthalmic research},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={150-6}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the role of Helicobacter pylori in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) pathophysiology by detecting its presence in eye biopsies of POAG patients during trabeculectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-one consecutive patients who underwent trabeculectomy for POAG not responsive to antiglaucoma therapy, and 35 consecutive anemic controls were examined for H. pylori presence mainly by gastric mucosa histology. In POAG patients, eye biopsies were also obtained and stained for H… CONTINUE READING