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What is pigmentary open-angle glaucoma?

Pigmentary glaucoma results when the pigment from the back of the colored portion of the eye (the iris) is rubbed due to abnormal contact between the iris and the fibers that hold the lens in position in the eye. The pigment then is carried by the fluid that circulates in the eye to the drain in the eye and gradually causes obstruction of those drains, which can result in elevated eye pressure and glaucoma.

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