It is a rare condition in childhood. If not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can lead to blindness. It is bilateral in 75% of cases.
It can occur at birth (congenital glaucoma), or later.
In congenital glaucoma, the increase in bulb size (buphthalmos), intense lacrimal secretion, and blurring of the cornea bring parents to the doctor.
There is usually a heredity, but it can accompany syndromes and systemic abnormalities.
In terms of treatment, it can be initially treated with glaucoma medications, but the final treatment is surgical.
These children have to be monitored throughout their lives.