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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Psychophysiological stress, elevated intraocular pressure, and acute closed-angle glaucoma. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1987;64:866-70.
'I am going to tell you two real life stories to show you the difference between open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. But before I begin, please, stretch out your leg.' He did and I stamped my heel hard on his big toe.
concerns a male patient who underwent bilateral trabeculectomy 6 years earlier for primary closed-angle glaucoma. Using 3D spectral domain optical coherence tomography, the authors detected prelaminar and laminar defects of various sizes, shapes, and depths in the outer walls of the optic nerve canal, and demonstrated that these defects were adjacent and connected to the retinal layers (see pages 119-122).