acute glaucoma

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Noun1.acute glaucoma - glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humoracute 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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I still taught myself how to read print, which I read into my 20s until my remaining vision packed up because it was attacked by acute glaucoma, which was always going to be a possibility.
Other causes of sudden blindness include acute glaucoma, optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve) and central nervous system diseases," says Dr.
This technique is used to treat an acute glaucoma in which pressure in the eye rises suddenly due to a blockage in the outflow of fluid.
He added: "She was suffering acute glaucoma and had already had extensive surgery by the time I first met her in 1991.
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that loss of vision in mice suffering from acute glaucoma, an inflammatory disease, can be caused by high pressure in the eye that sets in motion an inflammatory response leading to death of retinal cells.
10) Another form of acute glaucoma occurring in the early postoperative period results from an overfill of silicone oil.
Title: Clues in the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Glaucoma for General Practitioners and Emergency Physicians
Champagne cork mishaps can lead to a variety of serious eye injuries, including rupture of the eye wall, acute glaucoma, retinal detachment, ocular bleeding, dislocation of the lens, and damage to the eye's bone structure.
Other manifestations of ipratropium exposure include bilateral mydriasis, cyclo-plegia, blurred vision, dry eyes, and acute glaucoma (7).
Attend your GP promptly if you get symptoms of acute glaucoma like a painful red eye with loss of vision, and sometimes haloes or circles seen around lights.
This man had been sitting quietly in the ED while the pressure from an acute glaucoma attack caused an excruciating crescendo pain that threatened his sight.
In acute glaucoma mild attacks cause pain in the eyes and haloes around lights.

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