University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Phacolytic Glaucoma

This patient presented with one week of pain in the right eye. She had known that she had a cataract in that eye for many years but had never gotten around to having cataract surgery. The left eye had had an intracapsular cataract extraction ten to twenty years previously. At presentation her visual acuity was light perception and her intraocular pressure was 32 mmHg.