Unilateral Glaucoma

Any type of glaucoma can be unilateral. This article particularly discusses glaucoma caused due to an increased episcleral venous pressure and glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome. Major pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for an increased episcleral venous pressure are arteriovenous anomalies, venous obstruction, and idiopathic. The pathophysiology of glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome is not exactly known. It is believed that this is caused due to trabecular meshwork obstruction which may occur because of peripheral anterior synechiae or an abnormal cellular membrane.