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Descemet's Membrane Ruptures

Descemet's Membrane Ruptures Abstract To the Editor. —Angell et al, in the December Archives (1981;99:2137-2139), described the refraction, visual acuity, and limited ocular biometry of seven patients with unilateral ruptures of Descemet's membrane. They found that the involved eye was more myopic than the normal fellow eye. They suggested there might be a human parallel to the recently reported development of axial myopia in monkeys with experimental corneal opacities.1Each of us views data from a different perspective, and working in a glaucoma clinic, it was easy to consider the possibility that some of these eyes (if not all) represent examples of arrested childhood glaucoma occurring unilaterally. As previously reported,2 the prevalence of spontaneously arrested glaucoma may be as high as 7% in children initially seen with findings compatible with glaucoma. Furthermore, trauma can cause both acute and chronic glaucoma. Robin et al2 describe eyes with histories of trauma severe enough References 1. Wiesel TN, Raviola E: Increase in axial length of the macaque monkey eye after corneal opacification . Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1979;18:1232-1236. 2. Robin AL, Quigley HA, Pollack IP, et al: An analysis of visual acuity, visual fields, and disc cupping in childhood glaucoma . Am J Ophthalmol 1979;88:847-858. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Descemet's Membrane Ruptures

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 100 (5) – May 1, 1982

Descemet's Membrane Ruptures

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Angell et al, in the December Archives (1981;99:2137-2139), described the refraction, visual acuity, and limited ocular biometry of seven patients with unilateral ruptures of Descemet's membrane. They found that the involved eye was more myopic than the normal fellow eye. They suggested there might be a human parallel to the recently reported development of axial myopia in monkeys with experimental corneal opacities.1Each of us views data from a different...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030848032
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Angell et al, in the December Archives (1981;99:2137-2139), described the refraction, visual acuity, and limited ocular biometry of seven patients with unilateral ruptures of Descemet's membrane. They found that the involved eye was more myopic than the normal fellow eye. They suggested there might be a human parallel to the recently reported development of axial myopia in monkeys with experimental corneal opacities.1Each of us views data from a different perspective, and working in a glaucoma clinic, it was easy to consider the possibility that some of these eyes (if not all) represent examples of arrested childhood glaucoma occurring unilaterally. As previously reported,2 the prevalence of spontaneously arrested glaucoma may be as high as 7% in children initially seen with findings compatible with glaucoma. Furthermore, trauma can cause both acute and chronic glaucoma. Robin et al2 describe eyes with histories of trauma severe enough References 1. Wiesel TN, Raviola E: Increase in axial length of the macaque monkey eye after corneal opacification . Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1979;18:1232-1236. 2. Robin AL, Quigley HA, Pollack IP, et al: An analysis of visual acuity, visual fields, and disc cupping in childhood glaucoma . Am J Ophthalmol 1979;88:847-858.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1982

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