Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (2): 159-163.doi: 10.24920/003956

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A Case of Refractory Childhood Glaucoma Secondary to Weill-Marchesani Syndrome: Management with Combined CO2 Laser-Assisted Sclerectomy Surgery and Trabeculectomy

Yang Zhang, Ailing Bian, Anyi Liang, Fei Mo, Gangwei Cheng*()   

  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2021-06-13 Accepted:2022-01-11 Published:2022-06-30 Online:2022-07-07
  • Contact: Gangwei Cheng E-mail:ChengGW@pumch.cn
Weill-Marchesani syndrome is a rare systemic connective tissue disorder. The authors reported a 2-year-old girl diagnosed as Weill-Marchesani syndrome with typical systemic features of short stature, short and stubby hands and feet, language disorders and mental retardation, who developed bilateral angle closure glaucoma, ectopia lentis and suffered visual loss from the ocular features of Weill-Marchesani syndrome. The child was successfully treated by combined CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery and trabeculectomy.

A 2-year-old girl was diagnosed as Weill-Marchesani syndrome with typical systemic features of short stature, short and stubby hands and feet, language disorders and mental retardation. He developed bilateral angle closure glaucoma, ectopia lentis and suffered visual loss from the ocular features of Weill-Marchesani syndrome. The child was successfully treated by combined CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery and trabeculectomy.

Key words: pediatric glaucoma, refractory glaucoma, surgery, Weill-Marchesani syndrome, CO2 laser

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