Lens opacity in various types of glaucoma Mineko Hoshino 1 , Ikuko Kanatani 1 , Kuniyoshi Mizokami 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Hyogo Med Center for Adults 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Kobe Univ Sch of Med pp.1257-1260
Published Date 1991/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908397
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We evaluated the lens opacity in 184 eyes with glaucoma. The series comprised primary angle closure glaucoma 20 eyes, primary open angle glaucoma 30 eyes, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma 11 eyes, and 23 eyes with past history of glaucoma surgery. Another series of 100 nonglaucomatous eyes served as control. Each eye was evaluated as to the clinical feature of cataract, size of lens epithelial cells and thickness of the anterior capsule in specimen obtained during cataract surgery.

There was a high incidence of nuclear cataract in primary angle closure glaucoma. All the 4 groups with glaucoma manifested increased cell size in the anterior lens capsule and decreased cell density as compared with nonglaucomatous eyes. Eyes with primary angle closure glaucoma manifested thicker anterior lens capsule than in nonglaucomatous eyes.

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