A case of cicatricial disease in which glaucoma developed

Hiroshi Takahashi, Ikuko Sasaki, Shiho Kunimatsu, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kunitoshi Ohara, Yayoi Niimi

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We report a patient with bullous oculocutaneous disease who underwent glaucoma surgery. The patient, a 23-year-old female who developed general bullous disease, conjunctivitis and symblepharon, was treated with general and topical steroid therapy. The cause of the bullous disease was not clarified, despite immunological examination. After several months of steroid therapy, the patient developed cataract and glaucoma. Intraocular pressure was 60 mmHg in right eye and 45 mmHg left. Since the glaucoma in the right eye was not controllable with conventional treatment, we performed trabeculectomy with mitomycin C (MMC) and phacoemulsification and aspiration (intraocular lens implant) (PEA (IOL)). Conjunctival scarring was not seen, and intraocular pressure was well controlled after surgery, indicating, the effectiveness of MMC in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-10131
Number of pages9122
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Bullous Disease
  • Cicatricial Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Trabeculectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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