2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 22: Pediatric Glaucomas
Primary Childhood Glaucoma
Juvenile Open-Angle Glaucoma
Juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG) is an autosomal dominant condition that presents after 4 years of age. Unlike in late-recognized PCG, the cornea is not enlarged, Haab striae are not present, and the anterior chamber angle usually appears normal. Management of JOAG is similar to that of adult primary open-angle glaucoma, but the condition frequently requires surgery. See BCSC Section 10, Glaucoma, for management of adult glaucoma.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.