Neovascular glaucoma: etiology, diagnosis and prognosis.

  title={Neovascular glaucoma: etiology, diagnosis and prognosis.},
  author={Tarek A. Shazly and Mark A Latina},
  journal={Seminars in ophthalmology},
  volume={24 2},
Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a severe form of glaucoma with devastating visual outcome attributed to new blood vessels obstructing aqueous humor outflow, usually secondary to widespread posterior segment ischemia. Invasion of the anterior chamber by a fibrovascular membrane initially obstructs aqueous outflow in an open-angle fashion and later contracts to produce secondary synechial angle-closure glaucoma. The full blown picture of NVG is characterized by iris neovascularization, a closed… CONTINUE READING


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