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What Is Pigment Dispersion Syndrome?

Pigment is the material that gives your iris its color. Pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) happens when the pigment rubs off the back of your iris. This pigment then floats around to other parts of the eye. The tiny bits of pigment can clog your eye's drainage angle. This can cause eye pressure problems.Get more news about Bit Aqueous Dispersion,you can vist our website!

Your eye keeps a healthy pressure by making a fluid called aqueous humor. As new aqueous flows into your eye, the same amount flows out. If enough fluid doesn't leave the eye, pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP) builds up over time and can damage the optic nerve. This is called glaucoma. When PDS has progressed to this stage, it is called pigmentary glaucoma. Not everyone who has pigment dispersion syndrome will develop pigmentary glaucoma.
Many people with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) do not have any symptoms. Some people may have blurring of vision or see halos after exercise.

Even if you have pigmentary glaucoma, you may not notice any symptoms. In time, as the optic nerve becomes more damaged, you may notice that blank spots begin to appear in your field of vision. You usually won’t notice these blank spots in your day-to-day activities until the optic nerve is significantly damaged and these spots become large. If all of the optic nerve fibers die, blindness results.These tests are the same used for a glaucoma diagnosis and will determine if you have pigmentary glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist will be looking for tell-tale signs of pigment floating in the eye (including at the back of the cornea) or small sections of pigment missing from your iris.

Treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome varies depending on how it is affecting your eye pressure (IOP or intraocular pressure):

For pigment dispersion syndrome with normal or only slightly elevated IOP, there is a low risk of damage to the optic nerve. No treatment is needed other than seeing your ophthalmologist one time each year. He or she will monitor your condition by checking your IOP and looking for any changes in your vision.

For pigment dispersion syndrome with elevated IOP, there is a greater risk of damage to the optic nerve. To lower IOP, you may be treated with medicated eye drops or laser therapy.

When IOP from PDS is so high that it damages the optic nerve, this is then called "pigmentary glaucoma." In this case, treatment is needed and it may be medicated eye drops, laser therapy, or surgery.

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