Juvenile Open-Angle Glaucoma

S. Melamed*, S. Blum Meirovitch, A. Leshno

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlbert and Jakobiec's Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030426347
ISBN (Print)9783030426330
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Genetics
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvenile


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