Crises glaucomatociclíticas. Relato de seis casos

Crises glaucomatociclíticas. Relato de seis casos


Cleide Guimarães Machado,
Roberto Freire Santiago Malta,
José Carlos Eudes Carani


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.53 no.3 São Paulo maio/jun. 1990


This paper describes six patients with glaucomatocyclitic crisis. Each patient presented with recurrent attacks of unilateral acute ocular hipertension with mild cyclitis. ln each episode the congestive signs and symptoms were slight despite the high intra-ocular tension. The episodes lasted from two days to three weeks and resolved on anti-glaucomatous and anti-inflammatory medications. Despite the repeated attacks no field detect was encountered. In two patients glaucomatous cupping was observed; one of them had associated primary open-angle glaucoma.

One unusual finding in this series was that two patients were alcoholic and in one of them the attacks appeared to be precipitated by acute alcoholic ingestion.

Prophylatic administration of topic indomethacin or tropicamide was tried in four patients, but their effectiveness in preventing the attacks was doubtful.


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