Neovascular glaucoma- A review
Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
A B S T R A C T The objective of this review is to emphasize on basic and clinical aspects of Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) as it is a severely blinding and intractable disease. Therefore, to prevent or reduce the extent of visual loss caused by NVG, a detailed knowledge of its causes, pathogenesis, pathology, methods of early diagnosis and management is of utmost importance. The most common diseases responsible for development of NVG are ischaemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), diabetic
... tinopathy and ocular ischaemic syndrome. In management strategy, the key point is to maintain a high index of suspicion of development of NVG in at risk patients and prevent its development with appropriate management of causative disease. If NVG develops, early diagnosis and its management by various medical and surgical means should be done at earliest. Management of NVG essentially consists of controlling high IOP by medical and or surgical interventions. Currently we still do not have a satisfactory option for treating NVG and preventing the profound loss of vision. This review basically discusses the various advantages and limitations of various medical and surgical techniques which are being commonly employed.