Pediatric Glaucoma a Rare Condition with the Potential of Good Results

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Only one in 10,000 children will be diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma. If the condition is caught soon enough, surgical options can help treat the condition and give the patients a regular quality of life for their future.

Only one in 10,000 children will be diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma. If the condition is caught soon enough, surgical options can help treat the condition and give the patients a regular quality of life for their future.

Joseph Panarelli, MD, from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai discussed the treatment of this condition during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO 2016) in Chicago, Illinois. The surgery to treat the condition can take under an hour, but can also involved multiple procedures in the more advanced cases. Panarelli said being able to treat the condition so effectively is one of the more rewarding parts of treating this young patient population.

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