Primary Congenital Glaucoma (cont.)
Robert C Urban, Jr, MD
Richard W Allinson, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Robert H Graham, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
The most favorable outcome is seen in infants who undergo surgery between the second and eighth month of life. As the child gets older, surgery tends to be less effective in preserving vision.
IOP is a significant factor in determining the child’s future vision. However, even when IOP is well controlled, approximately 50% of children do not achieve vision better than 20/50. Reduced vision may result from the following:
The worst prognosis occurs in infants with elevated pressures and cloudy corneas that are present at birth.
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