angle-closure glaucoma


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Noun1.angle-closure glaucoma - glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humorangle-closure 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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Open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma represent make up around 80 per cent of all cases.
Configuration of the drainage angle, intraocular pressure, and optic disc cupping in subjects with chronic angle-closure glaucoma.
Background: Primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) is a common eye disease and a common cause of blindness.
They discuss trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy, glaucoma drainage device surgery, postoperative management of filtering procedures, the role of the ocular surface, and modulation of scarring processes in glaucoma surgery; new devices and techniques, including laser-assisted techniques, viscocanalostomy and canaloplasty, and ab interno Schlemm's canal surgery; and surgical approaches to angle-closure glaucoma, concomitant cataract and glaucoma, pediatric glaucoma, and refractory glaucoma.
While acute angle-closure glaucoma is the most common painful glaucoma, some forms of secondary open- and closed-angle glaucoma are associated with acute pressure spikes and pain.
The second most common type is angle-closure glaucoma, where the angle between the iris and cornea is narrow and doesn't permit adequate fluid drainage, resulting in increased IOP Unlike open-angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma develops quickly; symptoms include eye pain, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, and seeing halos around lights.
Study patients were classified into groups as follows: 1) healthy subjects without glaucoma (WG); 2) glaucoma suspected group (GSG); 3) primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG); 4) primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG); and 5) secondary glaucoma (SG).
2) Spherical lens may lead to pupillary block and secondary angle-closure glaucoma.
Appositional Closure Identified by Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in Population-Based Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma Suspects: The Liwan Eye Study.
With previous history of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG).
It is essential to detect eyes at risk of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG); (1) this is especially important prior to dilation.
Acute angle-closure glaucoma symptoms include eye pain, headaches, halos around lights, dilated pupils, vision loss, red eyes, nausea and vomiting," he added.

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