2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
Chapter 8: Secondary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma (OAG).
The lens can initiate secondary OAG through a variety of inflammatory mechanisms.
Ocular inflammatory syndromes may be linked to OAG through both inflammation and the eye’s physiological response to steroids.
Trauma, whether accidental or surgical, is an important cause of secondary OAG.
Repeated intravitreal injections of anti–vascular endothelial growth factor agents may be associated with increased intraocular pressure.
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.