Uveitis Update: Medical, surgical options considered for uveitic glaucoma

September 1, 2002

Editor's Note: Uveitic glaucoma is often not a single disease. Multiple factors, including inflammatory mediators as well as anatomic/morphologic changes, can contribute to the development of elevated IOP. Corticosteroids used to treat the inflammation can also produce elevated IOP. It is important to try to sort out these factors in patients with uveitic glaucoma to determine what category they fit in, and then select the best treatment.