Bilateral Juvenile Onset Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Among Keratoconus Patients

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To report the occurrence of juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG) in patients with keratoconus.

Patients and Methods:

In this observational case series we report 6 eyes of 3 patients with keratoconus who had concomitant JOAG. Corneal topography, intraocular pressure, gonioscopic, and fundus findings were recorded for all the eyes.


All 3 patients presented with corneal ectasia, high intraocular pressure, and advanced glaucomatous damage and had no family history of glaucoma or keratoconus. Two of the 3 patients needed collagen cross-linking with riboflavin for progression of keratoconus and trabeculectomy for control of intraocular pressure. One of the patients also underwent a lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus.


This is the first case series pointing toward a possible association of JOAG with keratoconus and highlights the importance of a thorough workup of glaucoma in patients with keratoconus.

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