Congenital glaucoma and its inheritance

Ophthalmologica. 1980;181(2):61-73. doi: 10.1159/000309028.


Congenital glaucoma may be associated, secondary or primary. Primary congenital glaucoma is due to the persistance in the anterior chamber angle of embryonic mesodermal tissue. Its inheritance is autosomal-recessive, sex-controlled and variable in penetrance. The treatment is surgical, goniotomy being as good as trabeculotomy.

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Chamber / abnormalities
  • Consanguinity
  • Female
  • Genes, Dominant
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Glaucoma / congenital*
  • Glaucoma / genetics*
  • Glaucoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pedigree