Acta Medica Medianae
GLAUcOMATOcYcLITIc cRISIS – POSNER-ScHLOSSMAN SYNDROME
Miloš Jovanović* i Dragan Veselinović**
Institut za očne bolesti Kliničkog centra Srbije u Beogradu*
The paper describes a patient with clinical signs of Posner-Schlossman syndrome as well as with some characteristics unusual for the disease. The patient was a fellow-ophthalmologist with glaucoma cyclitic crisis on his right eye and clinical presentation typical of this disease. What was unusual about this patient with Posner-Schlossman syndrome was his age. He was 70 years old at the time of the first disease onset , which is contrary to the assertion that Posner-Schlossman syndrome appears in younger adults, and never after the age of 55. The second unusual trait of this case was that disturbance of circulation and ischemias of cilliary body were the possible cause of Posner-Schlossman syndrome. This was confirmed by means of NMR contrast, which verified a poor arborization of internal carotid artery and ischemia of the area supplied by it, as well as of cillliary body, through its branch - ophthalmic artery that is a ciliares longae. Posner-Schlossman syndrome with its first onset may appear even in the old age. Ischemia of cilliary body may be the cause of the syndrome. Acta Medica Medianae 2005;44(4): 81 – 84.