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doctor says i have "narrow angle" in my eye, but there are no signs of glaucoma. what could i have?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Risk for tglaucoma: Doc described anatomy in eye. 2 types of glaucoma; open angle and narrow angle. Glaucoma is due to increased pressure within eye. Narrow angle can increase pressure if eyes get dilated (generally with eye drops given by md); acutely painful. Open angle often painless, but can threaten sight. Rx with drops. Narrow angle sometimes rx'd surgically to open angle., improve drainage..
Answered on Nov 3, 2012
Dr. Constance Okeke
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Your eye anatomy...: is such that where two structures meet in the eye, they form an angle. In you those structures are too close together hence being narrow. This angle is important because it is where your natural drainage system is in your eye. If it closes off the pressure in your eye can go high very quickly and cause permanent damage to your optic nerve and possibly vision loss. Often laser is used to fix this.
Answered on May 16, 2015

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