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Occurrence of malignant glaucoma after laser iridotomy.
  1. A M Brooks,
  2. C A Harper and
  3. W E Gillies
  1. Glaucoma Investigation and Research Unit, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia.


    A case is described of malignant glaucoma with extreme shallowing of the anterior chamber (AC) and an abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP) following laser iridotomy for acute angle closure glaucoma. The episode followed the use of strong miotic (pilocarpine hydrochloride 4%) and was reversed by mydriatics including phenylephrine hydrochloride. Serial estimation of anterior chamber depth is important in the management of angle closure glaucoma.

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