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what is the treatment for acute angle closure glaucoma?

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
22 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 medications (several different eye drops and a pill). In some cases, a laser is needed to create a new drainage system emergently. If left too long, vision loss is permanent, so get treated immediately.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
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Dr. William Becker
34 years experience Ophthalmology
I think ALL cases need a laser emergently- and both eyes to protect the other one.
May 28, 2012

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