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Types of Glaucoma

Congenital Glaucoma
In congenital glaucoma, children are born with a defect in the angle of the eye that slows down the normal drainage of fluid. These children usually have obvious symptoms, such as cloudy eyes, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing.
 
Conventional surgery is typically the suggested treatment, because glaucoma medications may have unknown effects in infants and can be difficult to administer. Surgery is safe and effective. If surgery is done promptly, these children usually have an excellent chance of having good vision.
 
Secondary Glaucoma
Secondary glaucoma can develop as a complication resulting from other medical conditions. This type of glaucoma is sometimes associated with:
 
Other Types of Glaucoma
Pigmentary glaucoma occurs when pigment from the iris flakes off and blocks the meshwork, slowing down fluid drainage. A severe form, called neovascular glaucoma, is linked to diabetes. Corticosteroid drugs used to treat eye inflammation and other diseases can trigger steroid-induced glaucoma in some people.
 

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