The authors used an in vitro assay utilizing corticosteroids to inhibit transformation of peripheral blood lymphocytes to evaluate a group of 20 patients with pigmentary glaucoma. The pigmentary glaucoma patient group did not manifest the markedly increased cellular sensitivity to corticosteroids associated with primary open angle glaucoma. If increased sensitivity to corticosteroids plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of primary open angle glaucoma, then pigmentary glaucoma appears to be etiologically, as well as clinically, a separate entity.
|Journal||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1975|
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