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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Congenital Glaucoma

Congenital Glaucoma

Category(ies): Glaucoma
Contributor: David W. Hayes, DO

I am a Navy flight surgeon currently serving my second tour here in SW Asia. Due to my interest in Ophthalmology I am working closely with an Egyptian field hospital where I see about 45 local Afghani's a day. As you can imagine in a country of 30 million and very few ophthalmologist, the pathology is amazing.

The EyeRounds Editorial Board welcomes this submission of US NAVY Flight Surgeon Dr. David Hayes, practicing abroad:

bilateral buphthalmos
"Congenital glaucoma in a 11-year-old Afghani boy. Please note the bilateral buphthalmos."
slit lamp view of the cornea
Primary congenital glaucoma (also termed "Infantile Glaucoma") is associated with Haab striae, seen here in slit lamp view of the cornea.
 circumferential breaks in Descemet's membrane
Larger and closer view provides greater detail of these extensive, circumferential breaks in Descemet's membrane.