closed-angle glaucoma


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Related to closed-angle glaucoma: Acute angle-closure glaucoma
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Noun1.closed-angle glaucoma - glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humorclosed-angle glaucoma - glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor; "closed-angle glaucoma can cause a rapid buildup of high intraocular pressure that results in permanent visual damage in a couple of days"
glaucoma - an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness); "contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure"
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You are given the opportunity to dilate the patient if you wish, and I would definitely recommend doing this, however make sure you remember to carry out the necessary tests beforehand to assess the risk of inducing acute closed-angle glaucoma.
A closed-angle glaucoma attack with its concomitant pain is another issue.
Oral decongestants are effective for nasal congestion in patients with allergic or nonallergic rhinitis but can be associated with side effects in patients taking stimulants or with conditions such as high blood pressure, cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, closed-angle glaucoma, and bladder neck obstruction.