How is glaucoma caused by intraocular tumors treated?

Updated: Jun 25, 2020
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Glaucoma management itself begins with medical therapy, concurrent with treatment of the intraocular tumor through surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.

Standard methods of intraocular pressure control should be used, although success rates with these topical medications will necessarily be low.

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy may be helpful in those cases where neovascularization plays a role in the pathogenesis of the glaucoma. [7]

In systemic lymphoma, leukemia, and metastatic malignancies, treatment will often include systemic chemotherapy and radiation, with current regimens favoring the use of chemotherapy first.


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