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acute angle closure glaucoma

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Very painful: Acute angle closure glaucoma is a painful and potentially blinding disease, that is responsible for about 10% of all glaucomas. It is caused by the ir ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: This involves the anatomical obstruction of the interior fluid outflow of the eye. The pressure goes to rather high levels, the pupil becomes fixed ( ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: A sudden rise in Intraocular pressure causes significant pain. The pain can be so intense as to cause nausea & vomiting, severe headache, photopho ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Serious: Angle closure glaucoma occurs when the distance between the cornea and the iris gets too close. Then the fluid circulating inside the eye, the aqueou ... Read More
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Dr. U Krishnan
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Sight threatening: Acute angle closure is a condition where the drainage system of the eye is blocked by the iris (the colored part of the eye). This causes the eye pres ... Read More
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Acute Angle closure: Acute angle-closure glaucoma is a sudden severe rise in intraocular pressure that occurs when the iris blocks the eye's trabecular meshwork , where th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eye emergency: Symptomatic painful red eye with decreased vision, typically from pupillary block, that leads to acute angle closure with very elevated pressures and ... Read More
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Dr. Constance Okeke
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye disease: Acute angle closure glaucoma is a potentially blinding eye disease that occurs when there is closure of the natural drainage system within the eye. Th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Not very common: Angle closure glaucoma is about 10-15% of all glaucomas.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Pain, blurry vision: The most comon symptom of acute angle closure glaucoma is pain. Blurry vision or hallows around lights at night may be the only symptoms, however. I ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Absolutely: If you are having an attack - pain, redness, lowered vision, steamy cornea, fixed pupil - you need immediate treatment to prevent permanent loss. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Short eye anatomy: Angle closure glaucoma is a rapid, usually painful, elevation in eye pressure (from < 20 to over 40 and higher) induced by forward movement of the len ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Runs in families: Yes, there is a genetic or familial component to angle closure glaucoma, because the shallow or occludable angles tend to run in families.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: The anatomy of your eye structures, from eye color to the size of your angle is somewhat genetically determined. I would recommend that you get reg ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Meds or laser: Angle closure happens when the drainage system of the eye gets blocked abruptly, causing intense pain from high pressure. The first step is medication ... Read More
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