A case of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome

Christine Anggun Putri, Karl Mercieca

Cite as: BUJO 2013;1:bujo.2013.007 | Published: 15 July 2013

Abstract

Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS), the eponymous name for glaucomatocyclitic crisis, is a rare cause of recurrent unilateral ocular hypertension associated with mild ciliary  body inflammation (cyclitis). Due to the mild nature of inflammation, the diagnosis of PSS can be challenging. Medical and surgical treatments are indicated to reduce inflammation and to prevent long-term glaucomatous optic nerve damage related to the high intraocular pressure (IOP). This report describes a patient with PSS who had recurrent unilateral ocular hypertension associated with mild anterior uveitis over a four-year period. He subsequently developed glaucomatous optic head damage with an early visual fields defect.

Keywords: posner-schlossmann syndrome, intraocular inflammation, glaucomatocyclitic crisis, glaucoma, trabeculitis, uveitis

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