Juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma (JOAG) is both relatively rare and highly variable form of open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Main characteristics include relative young age at presentation significant diurnal variation of intraocular pressure and myopia. JOAG is caused by angle maldevelopment due to genetic abnormalities, usually by autosomal dominant inheritance, although autosomal recessive patterns have been reported. The IOP-lowering effect of topical medications is usually insufficient, and most patients require surgical intervention to control IOP.
|Title of host publication
|Albert and Jakobiec's Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology
|Subtitle of host publication
|Springer International Publishing
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2022