The pathogenesis of glaucoma in Sturge-Weber syndrome.

  title={The pathogenesis of glaucoma in Sturge-Weber syndrome.},
  author={Charles D. Phelps},
  volume={85 3},
What is the cause of glaucoma in Sturge-Weber syndrome? Looking for the answer to this puzzling question, we examined 21 patients with the disease. Sixteen patients had gglaucoma: three bilateral and 13 unilateral. Episcleral hemangiomas were visible in all glaucomatous eyes. In general, the more extensive the hemangioma, the more severe was the glaucoma. During gonioscopy, blood could easily be made to reflux into Schlemm's canal of glaucomatous eyes. Often the canal separated into multiple… CONTINUE READING

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