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ICD-10 code: H40.4

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Glaucoma Secondary to Eye Inflammation

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause damage to the optic nerve and lead to vision loss and blindness. It is often associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP), but there are other factors that can contribute to the development of glaucoma, including eye inflammation.

Eye inflammation, also known as uveitis, is a condition that can affect different parts of the eye, including the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, or other underlying conditions. When eye inflammation is left untreated, it can lead to secondary glaucoma.

Secondary glaucoma is a type of glaucoma that occurs as a result of another eye condition or disease, such as eye inflammation. It can develop gradually or suddenly, and symptoms may include blurry vision, eye pain, redness, and halos around lights.

If you have eye inflammation, it is important to seek treatment from an ophthalmologist or eye specialist. Treatment options may include eye drops, oral medications, or injections to reduce inflammation and prevent damage to the eye. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to manage secondary glaucoma.

  1. Eye Drops: Eye drops are often the first line of treatment for eye inflammation. They work by reducing inflammation and preventing further damage to the eye. Your ophthalmologist may prescribe steroid eye drops, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops, or a combination of both.
  2. Oral Medications: If eye drops are not enough to control inflammation, your ophthalmologist may prescribe oral medications. These medications may include corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, or antibiotics, depending on the underlying cause of the inflammation.
  3. Injections: In some cases, injections may be necessary to reduce inflammation and prevent secondary glaucoma. These injections are typically given directly into the eye and may include corticosteroids or anti-VEGF medications.
  4. Surgery: If secondary glaucoma is severe or does not respond to other treatments, surgery may be necessary. There are several surgical options available, including trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery, and laser surgery.

It is important to remember that early detection and treatment of eye inflammation can help prevent secondary glaucoma and preserve your vision. If you experience any symptoms of eye inflammation or glaucoma, be sure to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible.

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