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Glaucoma in children is a potentially disabling disease: early diagnosis and treatment can minimize the visual impairment. The assessment and treatment of a child with glaucoma can be challenging and there is a need for standardization for diagnosis and treatment of these children.
The World Glaucoma Association Consensus Series 9 represents a collected wisdom from experienced pediatric glaucoma practitioners worldwide. Most, if not all of the contributors in this Consensus, are members of the worldwide collaboration of pediatric glaucoma specialist: Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN).
The purpose of this publication is to collect in a visual and practical format useful content from the Consensus Series 9 book. The algorithms here represent a reasonable approach to the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood glaucoma. This is not an attempt to establish a standard of care, rather the “roadmaps” in this book are reasonable guidelines to assist the physician who finds themselves in the situation of caring for a child with glaucoma.
It is our hope this abbreviation of the Consensus Series 9 on Childhood Glaucoma will be of value to you in the long road of your care of these small and precious patients.
CGRN Definition Childhood Glaucoma
CGRN Definition Childhood Glaucoma Suspect
Childhood Glaucoma Classification Overview
Glaucoma associated with non-acquired ocular anomalies
Childhood Glaucoma Classification Algorithm
Glaucoma associated with non-acquired systemic disease or syndrome
Glaucoma associated with acquired condition
Differential diagnosis of primary congenital glaucoma in infancy
Approach to evaluation: Exam under anesthesia
Examination under anesthesia: data & instrumentation
Case scenario 1
Case scenario 2
Case scenario 3
• Primary congenital glaucoma
• Glaucoma & non-acquired ocular anomalies
• Glaucoma & non-acquired systemic disease
• Glaucoma & acquired condition
• Glaucoma following cataract surgery
Summary of surgery
Surgical techniques: indications, advantages and disadvantages
EUA axial length graph by age (linear)
Axial length graph by age (log)
Childhood Glaucoma • Consensus Series-9