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      An Iconic Case of Pigmentary Glaucoma: Brief Review of the Literature

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          Pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma are two conditions characterized by pigment dispersion originating from the posterior part of the iris and its accumulation on the trabecular meshwork, corneal endothelium, and anterior surface of the lens. The pigment on the trabecular meshwork can cause chronic inflammation with a secondary reduction of its function and an increase in intraocular pressure. The case presented represents a typical example of pigmentary glaucoma in a myopic patient in which all the signs, symptoms, and complications typical of these pathologies were present. We report and describe an 8-year-long follow-up period with clinical and instrumental examinations.

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                Case Reports in Ophthalmology
                S. Karger AG
                May – August 2020
                20 July 2020
                : 11
                : 2
                : 377-384
                Ophthalmology Unit, NESMOS Department, S. Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
                Author notes
                *Mariachiara Di Pippo, Ophthalmology Unit, NESMOS Department, S. Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Via di Grottarossa 1035, IT–00189 Rome (Italy), mariachiara.dipippo@gmail.com
                508605 PMC7443622 Case Rep Ophthalmol 2020;11:377–384
                © 2020 The Author(s). Published by S. Karger AG, Basel

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