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Lens-induced glaucoma in the elderly

Authors Papaconstantinou D, Georgalas I, Kourtis N, Krassas A, Diagourtas A, Koutsandrea C, Georgopoulos G

Published 24 July 2009 Volume 2009:4 Pages 331—336

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S6485

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Dimitris Papaconstantinou, Ilias Georgalas, Nikos Kourtis, Augustine Krassas, Andreas Diagourtas, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea, Gerasimos Georgopoulos

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Lens-induced glaucoma comprises a number of different glaucomatous processes occurring in the elderly that share in common the role of the crystalline lens in the mechanism of increase in intraocular pressure. We will review the anatomic predisposing factors, their physiology, signs and symptoms, and therapeutic approach. We will consider two studies and discuss the visual results and risk factors associated with these pathologic conditions.

Keywords: glaucoma, intraocular pressure

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