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Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Monday, 06 April 2009 22:45

 

What is Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma? What is the treatment for Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma?

 

Angle closure glaucoma occurs when the iris and lens interact in such a way to physically close the angle in the anterior chamber of the eye. When the angle is close fluid cannot leave the eye so one’s intraocular pressure elevates. This can occur very quickly and can cause nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision. This is an ocular emergency. Typically, oral and topical antiglaucoma medications are used to reduce one’s eye pressure. Once the eye pressure is lowered a peripheral laser iridotomy procedure is done to prevent future angle closures.

 

Treatment

Antiglaucoma medications, topical and oral

Peripheral laser iridotomy

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:58
 

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