What is the role of multiple myeloma in the etiology of glaucoma?

Updated: Jun 25, 2020
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Multiple myeloma may cause ciliary body cysts, which may lead to secondary glaucoma arising from lens dislocation or anterior displacement of the iris root. Treatment involves a combination of medical therapy, lens removal, and laser iridectomy/laser cyst puncture.

Large cell lymphoma may mimic uveitis and may infiltrate the uveal tract, leading to secondary angle closure. The tumor is treated with radiation therapy, and glaucoma is managed medically.


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