Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) (glaucomatocyclitic crisis)?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Leonard K Seibold, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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In general, the symptomatology of glaucomatocyclitic crisis is vague. Most commonly, a crisis presents with slight discomfort. The patient may be pain-free despite significantly elevated IOP.

In the setting of elevated IOP, the patient may report blurred vision or halo vision if there is resultant corneal edema. Typically, they note a history of past attacks of blurred vision lasting several days, which recur monthly or yearly. Each crisis may last several hours to a few weeks.

Patients follow a variable clinical course; some experience 1 or 2 episodes in their lives, while others have multiple recurrences over many years. Typically, these episodes decrease in frequency with advancing age.


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