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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2015 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Progression to Pigmentary Glaucoma in a Latin American Population

Hector Fernando Gomez Goyeneche, Diana Patricia Hernandez-Mendieta, Diego Andres Rodriguez, Ana Irene Sepulveda, Jose Daniel Toledo

Keywords : Intraocular pressure, Pigmentary glaucoma, Pigment dispersion syndrome, Progression

Citation Information : Gomez Goyeneche HF, Hernandez-Mendieta DP, Rodriguez DA, Sepulveda AI, Toledo JD. Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Progression to Pigmentary Glaucoma in a Latin American Population. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2015; 9 (3):69-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1187

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Objective: To determine the progression of pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) into pigmentary glaucoma (PG) in a population at the Central Military Hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was conducted, based on a review of medical records of patients with PDS evaluated in the Glaucoma Clinic. Data were collected in a database in excel and subsequently analyzed with the software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), performing Chi-square test analysis and Spearman's rho test. Results: Forty-eight eyes of 24 patients were included. Forty-two percent were women and 58% were men. Pigmentation of the trabecular meshwork was the most frequent clinical sign (100%), followed by Krukenberg's spindle (91.7%), the least frequent were the iris concavity and iris heterochromia (4.2%), the average of the spherical equivalent was of - 1.33 (SD 2.07). The rate of conversion of PDS to PG was 37.5%, after an average follow-up of 50.7 months. Having an intraocular pressure (IOP) greater than 21 mm Hg was statistically the only significant risk factor for conversion. Conclusion: We found several differences in frequency and clinical signs in these patients in contrast to previous data, probably due to different racial characteristics. The rate of progression is similar to previous reports despite of heterogeneity of these. Having IOP > 21 mm Hg was the only risk factor associated with progression in this sample.

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