Secondary Glaucoma

Secondary glaucoma occurs as the result of complications of another eye disease or injury which prevents the normal circulation of the intraocular fluid. A clear cause for increased intraocular pressure is identified.  The disease is insidious and unnoticeable but gradually leads to a permanent and irreversible damage to the optic nerve, atrophy of the papilla and deterioration of vision to complete blindness

The reasons for the development of secondary glaucoma are various:

  • Inflammation;
  • Eye injury;
  • Use of steroids;
  • Advanced forms of cataract;
  • Chronic retinal vascular disorders in::

– diabetic retinopathy
– thrombosis v. centralis