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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is pigment dispersion syndrome?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
PDS: or pigment dispersion syndrome is a condition in which the iris rubs against the underlying structures releasing pigment into the inside of the eye. The pigment can accumulate in the internal drainage system causing the pressure in the eye to rise. About half of the people with PDS get this pressure rise which needs to be treated. See an ophthalmologist regularly if you have this condition.
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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Pigment dispersion : Pigment dispersion syndrome is when the pigment in your iris (the color part of your eye) rubs off and can potentially clog the drain letting fluid out of your eye. If it clogs enough of the drain, the pressure in your eye can go up, leading to a condition called glaucoma. There is a controversial laser treatment called a YAG PI that could mitigate the dispersion. Ask your eye doctor.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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