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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 5808047, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Advanced Glaucoma with Increased Episcleral Venous Pressure in a 17-Year-Old with Eisenmenger Syndrome

Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta

Correspondence should be addressed to Leanne Grech; moc.liamg@aelhcerg

Received 14 April 2017; Accepted 24 September 2017; Published 23 October 2017

Academic Editor: Huban Atilla

Copyright © 2017 Leanne Grech et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Eisenmenger syndrome refers to reversal of shunt and central cyanosis due to pulmonary hypertension induced by congenital heart disease with a large systemic-to-pulmonary shunt. We report a case of a 17-year-old man with Eisenmenger syndrome who presented with gradual deterioration in visual acuity and was diagnosed with advanced secondary open angle glaucoma. There have been reports of patients suffering from thrombosis due to hyperviscosity associated with this syndrome; however, to our knowledge, the association of secondary open angle glaucoma with Eisenmenger syndrome has not yet been documented.