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Krukenberg's Spindle and Pigment Dispersion Syndrome


This site is designed specifically for people that have been diagnosed with Krukenberg's Spindle or Pigment Dispersion Syndrome.

Aims/Activities: If you have been diagnosed with krukenberg's spindle or pigment dispersion syndrome, you've got it for life. However, to avoid heightening the risk of getting pigmentary glaucoma, there are things that can be done.

  • The first thing to remember is DON'T Panic!!! It's scary when you first find out, and the main word that sticks in your head is glaucoma. There is a chance that you will never get glaucoma - all you are doing by worrying about it is increasing your blood pressure.
  • Once diagnosed, have regular eye checks with an opthalmic optician. The eye checks will be free in the UK as the risk of getting glaucoma has increased. Just tell them you're entitled to a free eye test (reason: glaucoma risk) when you make the appointment.
  • Try to avoid exercise/activities that contain jogging or bouncing. the vibration can cause pigment to flake off and block/damage the meshwork covering the drainage channel, resulting in raised IOPs and damaged optic nerves.
  • If you start to experience pain behind the eye/s see an opthalmic optician as soon as you can, or go to the nearest hospital to get the IOP (intra-ocular pressure measured. high pressure in the eye can damage the optic nerve.
  • If the eye pressure has increased, you may be prescribed eye drops (Xalatan - Latanoprost) to take each evening.
  • Try cutting down on caffeine.

Other Treatments available if the eye drops don't work, are:

  • Laser Treatment.
  • Eye Operation.

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