Ocular inflammation approach raises glaucoma risk

Birmingham, AL-Glaucoma can arise as a complication of uveitis or as a result of steroids used to treat the inflammatory disorder, said Christopher A. Girkin, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology and director of the glaucoma service, University of Alabama, Birmingham. He reviewed information on the epidemiology, mechanisms, and management of inflammatory and steroid-induced glaucoma.