Buphthalmos

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Buphthalmos
ICD-10 Q15.0
ICD-9 743.2
DiseasesDB 1778
MeSH D006871

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Overview

Buphthalmos is a congenital condition of the eye. An abnormally narrow angle between the cornea and iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor, which leads to an increased intraocular pressure and a characteristic bulging enlargement of the eyeball. Other clinical signs include excessive tearing and cupping of the optic disk, which may the first sign to develop.

Treatment

Treatment involves surgically opening a hole in the iris to allow flow of aqueous humor, thus relieving the pressure in the posterior chamber of the eye. Early treatment is critical for preserving vision.



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