Aqueous Misdirection

Pradeep Y. Ramulu, Steven J Gedde

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Abstract

Aqueous misdirection occurs as a result of increased vitreous volume due to misdirection of aqueous humor into the vitreous cavity, choroidal expansion, and/or difficulty in fluid egress from the vitreous. Patients with aqueous misdirection present with axial shallowing of the anterior chamber and normal to elevated intraocular pressure, most often after surgery or laser treatment for angle-closure glaucoma. Aqueous misdirection is a diagnosis of exclusion, and careful examination and/or imaging should exclude pupillary block, ciliochoroidal detachment, bleb leak and suprachoroidal hemorrhage. Initial treatment is medical (cycloplegia and pressure lowering) or laser-based (Nd: YAG anterior hyaloidotomy), though definitive resolution often requires pars plana vitrectomy. Visual loss is common after aqueous misdirection, and the fellow eye should be treated carefully as the condition can occur bilaterally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlaucoma: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages836-846
Number of pages11
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780702055416, 9780702051937
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2014

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Angle Closure Glaucoma
Temazepam
Aqueous Humor
Vitrectomy
Solid-State Lasers
Laser Therapy
Anterior Chamber
Blister
Intraocular Pressure
Hemorrhage
Pressure
Therapeutics

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Ramulu, P. Y., & Gedde, S. J. (2014). Aqueous Misdirection. In Glaucoma: Second Edition (Vol. 2, pp. 836-846). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7020-5193-7.00084-4

Aqueous Misdirection. / Ramulu, Pradeep Y.; Gedde, Steven J.

Glaucoma: Second Edition. Vol. 2 Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 836-846.

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Ramulu, PY & Gedde, SJ 2014, Aqueous Misdirection. in Glaucoma: Second Edition. vol. 2, Elsevier Inc., pp. 836-846. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7020-5193-7.00084-4
Ramulu PY, Gedde SJ. Aqueous Misdirection. In Glaucoma: Second Edition. Vol. 2. Elsevier Inc. 2014. p. 836-846 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7020-5193-7.00084-4
Ramulu, Pradeep Y. ; Gedde, Steven J. / Aqueous Misdirection. Glaucoma: Second Edition. Vol. 2 Elsevier Inc., 2014. pp. 836-846
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