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Doctor insights on: Angle Closure Glaucoma Causes

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Is acute angle closure glaucoma painful?

Is acute angle closure glaucoma painful?

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 iris (color of the eye) blocking the drain on the inside of the eyeball. This leads to sudden and severe pressure elevation, with ensuing pain and cloudy vision. If not treated promptly, it will result in permanent blindness. ...Read more

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Creeping angle closure glaucoma?

Creeping angle closure glaucoma?

Creeping?: Not sure what creeping means? But suspect you are referring to narrowing of the angles to the point where you are are at risk for angle closure which leads to glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could sinus congestion cause narrow angle closure glaucoma?

Could sinus congestion cause narrow angle closure glaucoma?

Sinus congestion: Will not cause angle glaucoma. In patients who have narrow anterior chamber angles (which would be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist), taking medications to treat a sinus infection could lead to an angle closure glaucoma attack. If you have narrow angles, you should avoid decongestants and anti-histamines until you are told by your ophthalmologist that it's ok to use them. ...Read more

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Define narrow angle glaucoma?

Define narrow angle glaucoma?

Narrow angle highiop: Narrow angle glaucoma is a condition where the eye pressure is elevated due to mechanical blockage of the trabecular meshwork by the peripheral iris. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute angle closure glaucoma?

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 the eye's fluid drains. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

They include: pain in or over the eye, redness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, abdomen pain. Most people with it have severe symptoms that send them to the Emergency Department. This is the acute form of it. There is an insidious form in which you slowly go blind. It is treatable with good results. ...Read more

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Is glycopyrrolate contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma? Why?

Is glycopyrrolate contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma? Why?

Maybe: Glycopyrrolate is an antimuscarinic agent and could make your pupils dilate. If you have an angle prone to acute angle closure, this drug could induce an attack. I am curious why you ask about this drug, as it is not something normally prescribed by any clinic doctor and commonly only used by anesthesiologists during general anesthesia. ...Read more

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With open angle glaucoma could sleep apnea cause damage to the optic nerve?

With open angle glaucoma could sleep apnea cause damage to the optic nerve?

Yes: Sleep apnea decrease O2 to your body. Apnea means pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This means your body does not get O2 at that time. Lack od O2 is damaging to the cells/tissues including optic nerve. One of the risk factor for glaucomatous nerve changes or nerve damage is sleep apnea. Pls control the problem will help you to avoid health problem, including heart, brain ...Read more

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Do narrow angle glaucoma numbers require treatment?

Glaucoma Rx: With narrow angle glaucoma, raised pressure causes decreased visual acuity and sometimes pain and redness. Treatment may consist of a quick laser surgery to allow the pressure to subside. An alternate treatment may be oral medicine or eye drops. Let your eye provider help you decide when to treat. There is no magic number. It is important to keep the pressure within normal to prevent damage. ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

Glaucoma: when glaucoma attacks the optic nerve the initial loss is usually peripheral vision. If not controled the loss will increase and proceed to involve the central vision. ...Read more

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Is primary open angle glaucoma progressive?is it curable?

Is primary open angle glaucoma progressive?is it curable?

Yes and no: Primary open angle glaucoma is controllable not curable. Usually can be controlled with drops. With good pressure control, progression is also controlled. Occasionally laser or surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for macular degeneration/narrow angle glaucoma?

What is the treatment for macular degeneration/narrow angle glaucoma?

Different Rx: Macular degeneration: dry: areds multivitamin supplement, green leafy vegetables high in lutein, uv protection, ?Possibly fish oil. Wet: laser, vedf intraocular injection. Narrow angle glaucoma: a laser iridotomy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between narrow-angle glaucoma vs closed-angle glaucoma?

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Glaucoma: The angle is defined by the cornea and the iris. If the angle is narrow, there is less space for aqueous fluid to leave the eye through an area called the trabecular meshwork. A closed angle is completely blocked from aqueous egress. The treatment for this is a simple laser procedure. Contact your ophthalmologist if you are concerned about this condition. ...Read more

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Right eye open angle glaucoma with moderate field damage and optic atrophy. Does optic atrophy mean end stage glaucoma?

No: Glaucoma is staged by the visual field test. Visual loss that approaches the center of the vision or extensive visual field loss overall makes it advanced. End-stage glaucoma has no useful vision. The optic nerve changes usually precede the visual field changes. ...Read more

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Why is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma?

It can increase IOP: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq it has anti-cholinergic properties that can cause intra-ocular pressure in the eye to increase, due to obstruction of the normal flow of fluid out of the eye. The link above explains it in more detail. ...Read more

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Any new treatment for open angle glaucoma?

Any new treatment for open angle glaucoma?

Yes: The latest surgical treatment approved for open angle glaucoma and cataract is called istent. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a tiny stent inside the eye to bypass a portion of the eye's natural drainage system. New drugs for glaucoma are close to approval, but not available yet. ...Read more

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Anntanimical narrow angle trestment?

Anntanimical narrow angle trestment?

Laser: If you have anatomically narrow angles which are found to be occludible by your eye doctor, you need tohave a laser treatment on both eyes (peripheral iridotomy) as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why is glycopyrrolate contraindicated if narrow angle glaucoma?

Why is glycopyrrolate contraindicated if narrow angle glaucoma?

Open angles are okay: Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, which has a potential effect on patients with NARROW angle glaucoma. The effects can transiently dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle where the natural drainage system is. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to acutely increased eye pressures and worsen glaucoma. Good luck! ...Read more

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Secondary angle closure glaucoma may occur after lensectomy surgery.. But i'm curious as to why?

Very unlikely: Removing the lens reduces the risk of angle closure glaucoma, and in some cases is used to treat it. ...Read more