oa South African Medical Journal - The Syndrome of Glaucomato-cyclitic crises

Volume 26, Issue 41
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Two cases presenting the syndrome of glaucomatocyclitic crises are reported. The history of one case extends over a period of 32 years. Mild aqueous flares were present in one case, but at no stage during the course of attacks in either case were keratic precipitates present. Surgery does not prevent recurrence of attacks. Topical treatment does not seem to shorten the course of a crisis. An hypothesis is advanced to account for the pathological and clinical features of this syndrome of unknown etiology and benign prognosis. The syndrome was recognized, although not published, in 1920, under the label of recurrent unilateral ocular hypertension of a cyclitic origin.

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