What are the signs and symptoms of infantile glaucoma in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Ocular signs that may indicate the presence of infantile glaucoma include the following:

  • Corneal diameter of more than 12 mm during the first year of life

  • Corneal edema

  • Tears in the Descemet membrane (Haab striae)

  • Unilateral or bilateral myopic shift

  • Optic nerve cupping greater than 0.3

  • Any cup asymmetry associated with intraocular pressure (IOP) above the high teens

  • Optic nerve damage - Resulting in myopia, anisometropia, amblyopia, strabismus, and visual field defects

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