Comparison of in vitro corticosteroid response in pigmentary glaucoma and primary open angle glaucoma

H. A. Zink, Paul Palmberg, A. Sugar, H. S. Sugar, H. L. Cantrill, B. Becker, J. F. Bigger

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume80
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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