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Acute glaucoma following vitrectomy and silicone oil injection.
  1. L Zborowski-Gutman,
  2. G Treister,
  3. N Naveh,
  4. V Chen and
  5. M Blumenthal
  1. Goldschleger Eye Institute, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.


    Three cases are described of acute glaucoma following vitrectomy and silicone oil injection in proliferative vitreous retinopathy. The first case developed silicone-induced pupillary block in a phakic eye. Cases 2 and 3 developed elevated pressure in aphakic eyes with deep anterior chambers. Cases 1 and 3 were treated by laser iridectomy. Case 2 was treated by removal of silicone. The pathogenesis and treatment of these problems are discussed.

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