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Clinical classification of childhood glaucomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20547943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: An updated classification of the primary and secondary childhood glaucomas is offered for clinical use, and associated systemic diseases are included to enable their early recognition in children with known glaucoma. METHODS: Approximately 650 clinical records of patients with pediatric glaucoma were reviewed for type of glaucoma and associated systemic disease. A literature search was done for additional reported causes of childhood glaucoma. Previous classifications of pediatric glaucomas were also reviewed. Pertinent references to support inclusion of each clinical entity in the updated classification are included. RESULTS: A comprehensive and referenced classification of the pediatric glaucomas was enabled by this review. CONCLUSION: A comprehensive, etiologically based classification of the pediatric glaucomas is now available to assist with the recognition of the many causes of primary and secondary glaucoma in childhood and to support the selection of specific treatment choices.
Helen H Yeung; David S Walton
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  1538-3601     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-15     Completed Date:  2010-06-24     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  680-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Glaucoma / classification*,  etiology
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Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep;128(9):1225

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