What is included in the long-term monitoring of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Postoperative care frequently requires repeated examination under anesthesia in infants and young children to assess surgical success. If continued borderline IOP elevation is found, then a trial of adjunctive medical therapy with close follow-up care may be continued safely as long as no evidence of progression of glaucoma damage is observed. However, if the IOP remains clearly elevated or evidence of progressive glaucomatous damage is detected, then repeat glaucoma surgery should be performed.

All patients with SWS must have regular ophthalmologic examinations for life, even when no ocular abnormalities are detected initially, to avoid later loss of vision secondary to late-onset glaucoma.


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