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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 216

Glaucomflecken: When the milk is spilled?

Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission01-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance06-May-2020
Date of Web Publication14-Sep-2020

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Dr. Prasanna Venkataraman
Aravind Eye Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Noombal, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_34_20

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Venkataraman P, Manapakkam M, Mohan N. Glaucomflecken: When the milk is spilled?. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2020;58:216

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Venkataraman P, Manapakkam M, Mohan N. Glaucomflecken: When the milk is spilled?. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Oct 6];58:216. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2020/58/3/216/294985

A 43-year-old female presented with acute-onset pain and redness in the right eye for 1 week. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 6/36. Anterior-segment examination showed circumcorneal congestion, corneal edema, shallow anterior chamber, fixed mid-dilated pupil, and glaucomflecken. Her intraocular pressure was 50 mmHg and angles were occludable. Disc was hyperemic. She was diagnosed to have acute primary angle closure and started on oral, topical antiglaucoma medications and managed with laser peripheral iridotomy. Glaucomflecken are flecks of gray-white subepithelial opacities noted on the lens, following acute primary angle closure crisis [Figure 1].[1] They have a “spilled-milk” appearance.[2] Together iris atrophy, glaucomflecken, and pigment dispersion form the “Vogt triad,” suggestive of a previous episode of acute ocular hypertension.[3]
Figure 1: Characteristic “spilled-milk” appearance of glaucomflecken

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