Neovascular Glaucoma

It is classified as a secondary glaucoma. Retinal ischemia (hypoxia) and release of an angiogenesis factor causes neovascular glaucoma. Neovascular glaucoma is a dangerous type of glaucoma and a delay in diagnosis and treatment can result in complete loss of vision. The management of neovascular glaucoma involves reduction of intracocular pressure and treatment of the underlying cause. Severe pain may occur in this condition and accordingly the doctor may need to be expert in slit-lamp examination to evaluation for iris neovascularization.