Often, it can be sight-threatening in conditions we call uveitis or acute glaucoma
. My mind went through all these and more when my cousin asked me to recommend to her an eye drop she could use.
The condition often affects both eyes, usually to varying degrees, however, there are two types - chronic glaucoma which develops slowly and acute glaucoma
which develops rapidly with a sudden, painful build-up of pressure in the eye.
However, a new type of antidepressants is also possible in the presence of acute glaucoma
. Here, we report a case of bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma associated with venlafaxine.
However, less frequent but more serious ophthalmic conditions (e.g., iritis, keratitis, and acute glaucoma
), which can lead to permanent loss of vision, also present to PHC practice.
Decompression retinopathy can occur after laser or medical therapy for acute glaucoma
[36-38], trabeculectomy , and valve implantation [40,41].
In this case report, we present a 34-year-old female patient referred to our clinic with symptoms of blurred vision and ocular pain diagnosed as acute glaucoma
I was first diagnosed with acute glaucoma
in my late teens, which threatened to take the little vision I had.
Reports have shown that acute glaucoma
is associated with increased high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) leading to activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome .
"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.