2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
Chapter 11: Glaucoma in Children and Adolescents
This chapter includes related videos. Links to individual videos are provided within the text; a page containing all videos in Section 10 is available at www.aao.org/bcscvideo_section10.
Pediatric glaucomas affecting children up to approximately 4 years of age can be associated with significant ocular abnormalities due to the elastic tissue properties in individuals of a young age.
Examination of a child can be challenging, but good results can be obtained with a systematic and organized approach that includes the use of anesthesia.
Treatment of pediatric glaucomas more frequently involves surgery than does treatment in adults. The angle is usually the first site of surgical intervention.
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.