Which ocular findings are characteristic of secondary congenital glaucoma in patients with retinopathy of prematurity?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Retinopathy of prematurity

Bilateral glaucoma is caused by a shallow anterior chamber due to contraction of retrolental mass and peripheral anterior synechiae.

Anterior chamber abnormalities, such as a prominent Schwalbe line, have been described.

Glaucoma occurs in late stages, usually after age 2 years.


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