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Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Glaucoma risk: Pigmentary dispersion is a syndrome where pigment is liberated from the back to the iris due to chaffing and is released into the aqueous humor. The pigment gradually obstructs the drainage apparatus of the eye and in about 30% of the time, may cause enough elevation in the eye pressure to cause glaucoma (pigmentary glaucoma). Its more common in younger myopic males. Treatment is available. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: But only an examination can give you the definitive answer. Not all patients with PDS require treatment. Take care. ...Read more
I have too much pressure in the eye and is it true glaucoma stems from pigment dispersion syndrome?
Possibly: In pigment dispersion, the loose pigment scraped by your eye off the back of the iris, can clog the fluid outflow passageways and elevate the pressure above the ability of the eye to withstand it. This is the basic definition of glaucoma. Treatment in these cases is given to lower the pressure until all the pigment is gone and the pressure can normalize. ...Read more
Can I dive if i have pigment dispersion syndrome? No active pigmentation for 2 years now. Iop controlled with eye drop and specialist care.
Not a problem: There is no relationship between the steady pressure on your eye from diving, and pigment dispersion. I assume that your pressure, if elevated is currently under control. Pigment dispersion will only increase when the eye is subjected to repeated vibration such as occurs when running intensely. Go ahead and dive away. ...Read more
I have pigmentary dispersion syndrome and iop is controlled with xalatan, (latanoprost) 30 male. Does driving fast in a car worsen iris pigmentation? Thank you.
Iris: The iris, with its hole in the center: the pupil, in in constant motion by the effect of light entering the eye, containing circular and radial muscle fibers, the iris is constantly "flexing" these muscles. The back iris surface contains a layer of pigment that gives color to the eye. Excessive pigment shedding may clogg the drainage system internally and lead to pigmentary glaucoma. ...Read more
Is normal reading an issue for Pigment Dispersion? Does it affect the condition? Appreciate an eye specialist view. Tq
No: using the eyes does not affect the condition. ...Read more