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Primary angle closure glaucoma

Primary angle closure glaucoma: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary angle closure glaucoma is available below.

Symptoms of Primary angle closure glaucoma

Treatments for Primary angle closure glaucoma

  • Laser iridotomy. This may be performed using either Nd:YAG or argon lasers, or in some cases by conventional incisional surgery
  • Closed angle glaucoma is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is necessary to avoid loss of vision. Treatment includes:
    • Hospitalisation
    • Medications to decrease intraocular pressure and stabilise the eye, including:
      • IV medications - acetazolamide
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Causes of Primary angle closure glaucoma

  • Race - Common among Caucasians and Asian groups, such as Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
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Prognosis for Primary angle closure glaucoma

Prognosis for Primary angle closure glaucoma: In early to moderately advanced cases, iridotomy is successful in opening the angle in around 75% of cases. In the other 25% laser iridoplasty, medication (pilocarpine) or incisional surgery may be required

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