UGH Syndrome

UGH Syndrome (Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema Syndrome) 1276

General: Caused by a defective anterior chamber lens; can be caused by toxic substance incorporated into the plastic of lens during manufacture or warped intraocular lens; syndrome may rarely occur after extra-capsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens.

Ocular: Uveitis; glaucoma; hyphema (UGH).

Clinical: None.

Beehler CC. UGH syndrome after posterior chamber lens implantation. J Am Intraocul Implant Soc 1983; 9: 200-201.

Masket S. Pseudophakic posterior iris chafing syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg 1986; 12:252-256.

Van Liefferinge T, et al. Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome: a late complication of posterior chamber lenses. Bull Soc Belg Ophthalmol 1994; 252:61-65.