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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


Phacolytic glaucoma mimicking Endophthalmitis


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Case Report

Author Details : Manu Sharma*, Jitender Jinagal, Jagat Ram

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 148-150


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Abstract

Phacolytic glaucoma is one of the varieties of various lens induced glaucoma, also known as lens protein
glaucoma is a sequelae of hypermature cataract. In our case 60 years old male presented with lid edema,
pain, redness, loss of vision of right eye with exudates or fluffy deposits in the anterior chamber mimicking
endophthalmitis. Endophthalmitis is infection of eye involv ing aqueous and vitreous humors with
exudates in vitreous cavity. Here we report a cytology proven case of lens induced glaucoma managed
with phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation followed by good visual outcome. This case
highlights the importance of right and early diagnosis.

Keywords: Phacolytic glaucoma, Cataract, Endophthalmitis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijceo.2020.032

How to cite : Sharma M, Jinagal J, Ram J, Phacolytic glaucoma mimicking Endophthalmitis. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2020;6(1):148-150

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