How is IOP treated in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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The goal of treatment is control of IOP to prevent optic nerve injury. This can be achieved with the following agents:

  • Beta-antagonist eye drops - Decrease the production of aqueous fluid

  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors - Also decrease production of aqueous fluid

  • Adrenergic eye drops and miotic eye drops - Promote drainage of aqueous fluid


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