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What is Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma?

What is Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma?

  • Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Primary angle closure is defined as an occludable drainage angle and features indicating that trabecular obstruction by the peripheral iris has occurred (ie, peripheral anterior synechiae, increased IOP, lens opacities, excessive trabecular pigmentation deposits).

Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Introduction

Types of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma:

Broader types of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma:

How serious is Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma?

Prognosis of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) is an ocular emergency and receives distinction due to its acute presentation, need for immediate treatment, and well-established anatomic pathology. Rapid diagnosis, immediate intervention, and referral can have profound effects on patient outcome and morbidity.
Complications of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: see complications of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

What causes Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma?

Causes of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: see causes of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

What are the symptoms of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma?

Symptoms of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: see symptoms of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Complications of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: see complications of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Onset of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Elderly patients in their sixth and seventh decades of life are at greatest risk.

Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma.
Treatments for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: see treatments for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
Research for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: see research for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Name and Aliases of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Main name of condition: Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Other names or spellings for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma:

AACG, Primary angle closure glaucoma

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