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Spectrum of Angle Closure, Uveal Effusion Syndrome, and Nanophthalmos

Eric Areiter, Matthew Neale, Sandra M Johnson

Keywords : Angle closure glaucoma, Cataract, Glaucoma, Nanonophthalmos, Uveal effusion syndrome

Citation Information : Areiter E, Neale M, M Johnson S. Spectrum of Angle Closure, Uveal Effusion Syndrome, and Nanophthalmos. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2016; 10 (3):113-117.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1211

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Nanophthalmos, uveal effusion syndrome, and acute angle closure glaucoma (ACG) can present as a continuum in a patient, as is described here. This patient's angle closure was thought to be caused by idiopathic uveal effusion syndrome, and while there are no generally accepted diagnosis criteria for nanophthalmos, our patient fulfilled the criteria as defined by Wu.10 To prevent development of further angle closure, the decision was made to do cataract extraction as opposed to medical management.

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