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Glossary for Closed-angle 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).
  • Age-related macular degeneration: Deterioration of the central field of vision.
  • Blindness: The inability to see out of the eyes
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Dilated Pupils: A condition characterized by the dilatation of the pupils of the eye
  • Episcleritis: Localised, self limiting inflammation of the episclera (connective tissue overlying the sclera).
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Eye infection: AN infection that occurs in the eye
  • Eye inflammation: Inflammation of the orbit of the eye
  • Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Increased intraocular pressure: This is an increased in the pressure within the eyeball itself
  • Iritis: Inflammation of the iris and anterior chamber of the eye.
  • Keratitis: Any inflammation of the cornea of the eye
  • Optic nerve damage: Any damage either structurally or functionally to the eye that may result in permanent visual loss
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Primary angle closure glaucoma: This is a closed angle type of glaucoma, caused by contact between the iris and trabecular meshwork, which in turn obstructs outflow of the aqueous humor from the eye.
  • Red Eyes: Redness of the eyes
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.
  • Scleritis: Inflammation of the white part of eyeball
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Visual halo: Seeing halos around objects or lights


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