Acquired ectropion uveae and secondary glaucoma due to trauma: report of 3 cases



To investigate the possible association between acquired ectropion uveae and blunt trauma to the eye. We present 3 cases of acquired ectropion uveae that occurred after blunt trauma to the eye. There are no previously published data on possible association of these conditions.


A retrospective review was conducted of patients with ectropion uveae and eye injury at University Eye Hospital over a 10-year period (2006-2016). We analyzed medical records and clinical findings.


Three eyes of 3 male patients with ocular trauma and ectropion uveae, ages 71, 68, and 5 years, were reviewed. The period between the eye injury and the diagnosis of ectropion uveae ranged from 10 to 36 months. All 3 eyes developed clinical evidence of secondary glaucoma with moderately to severely elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) (ranging from 29 to 48 mm Hg). Surgical treatment (trabeculectomy) was needed in 2 cases in order to control secondary glaucoma and conservative treatment was sufficient in 1 case. Mean patient follow-up was 19.3 ± 4.6 months.


Trauma can be considered as a cause of acquired ectropion uveae. Acquired ectropion uveae following eye trauma may be associated with significant increase in IOP. All patients in our series had secondary glaucoma and 2 of 3 required surgical treatment for IOP control.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(1): e1 - e4

Article Type: CASE REPORT



Vujica Markovic, Dragan Vukovic, Aleksandra Radosavljevic, Ivan Marjanovic

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Conflict of interest: None of the authors has conflict of interest with this submission.

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  •  Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade - Serbia
  •  Clinical Centre of Serbia, University Eye Hospital, Belgrade - Serbia

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