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Doctor insights on: Treating Angle Closure Glaucoma

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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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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition of increased pressure in the eyes that leads ...Read more


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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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What are symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

What are symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

Symptoms: Symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma, can be redness, pain, blurriness, halos around lights, and rapid vision loss. Symptoms for chronic angle closure can range from nothing (except progressive vision/field loss) to the same symptoms as acute angle closure glaucoma. ...Read more

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Acute angle-closure glaucoma. So what's this?

Acute angle-closure glaucoma. So what's this?

Eye emergency: Symptomatic painful red eye with decreased vision, typically from pupillary block, that leads to acute angle closure with very elevated pressures and at high risk for eye damage if the attack is not broken. The cornea gets cloudy, should be checked out right away. ...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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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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How common is it for somebody to get acute angle closure glaucoma?

Very uncommon: And preventable. One of the reasons we recommend routine yearly exams is to look for this problem, and prevent it. If narrow, occludable angles are found, a simple laser can eliminate the issue by creating an alternate pathway for fluid. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma?

What are the most common symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma?

Eye pain: that can be severe within the eye or come in the form of pressure or headache around the eye or forehead. This pain can often be mistaken for sinus pressure. There can also be redness in the eye, blurred vision, and halos around lights. With a sudden pressure rise in the eye, there can also be nausea and vomiting. These symptoms require prompt evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will acute angle closure glaucoma stop me from going on my vacation?

Yes: Acute angle closure is very painful and would likely put you in the er. Pain, redness, decreased vision, nausea, sometimes vomiting, etc. It's important to see an ophthalmologist to break the attack asap. A preventative laser can be done for those at high risk of acute angle closure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acute angle closure glaucoma?

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 lens. This occludes the pupil, causing the site of aqueous outflow (the iris-corneal angle) to close. The eye becomes red and painful, and vision foggy. Treatment should be prompt; extended high pressure can irreversibly damage the optic nerve. ...Read more

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My sister says she has acute angle closure glaucoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Can run in families: Yes. Angle closure glaucoma is more common in asians, women, older patients, and far-sighted patients. Family history of angle closure glaucoma is also a risk factor. You should be seen by an eye doctor to decide if you are at risk for angle closure glaucoma. ...Read more

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My mom gets acute angle closure glaucoma, so am I likely to get it later?

Possible: Yes, its certainly possible. It really depends on whether its primary or secondary. Your ophthalmologist would be able to let you know after examining your eyes. ...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

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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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What are the symptoms of angle closure glaucoma, other than glares and halos around lights? My iot with non-contact tonometer is 16 for both eyes.

What are the symptoms of angle closure glaucoma, other than glares and halos around lights? My iot with non-contact tonometer is 16 for both eyes.

Severe eye pain: Angle closure is a severe ; emergent eye issue. Iop usually higher than 50-60. Profound visual loss happens rapidly with such severe pain it can make people very sick. A true eye emergency requires immediate care...Usually seen in older people. ...Read more

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I have right angled glaucoma, can it cause headaches

I have right angled glaucoma, can it cause headaches

Unlikely: You most likely have open angle glaucoma which is a slow, generally asymptomatic disease. Treatment can be highly effective but headaches are not a symptom. You may have other causes for headaches and need to discuss this with your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is open-angle glaucoma?

Open angle glaucoma: This is the most common type of glaucoma in which the drains of the eye interior gradually become obstructed (like plumbing obstruction in your house) leading to elevation of the interior eye pressure. This squeezes the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye causing gradual loss of vision over time. Treatment (drops, laser, surgery) will lower pressure and protect the eye. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for open-angle glaucoma?

Risk factors are...: Family/ethnicity are important. Those at highest risk for open-angle glaucoma have a sibling with glaucoma; or a parent. African-americans and hispanics are at higher risk than caucasians. Asians have a higher risk for angle-closure disease (e.g., chinese); others are at for risk low-pressure glaucoma (japanese.) other risks include a serious eye injury, or long exposure to Prednisone therapy. ...Read more

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How long can open angle glaucoma go untreated?

How long can open angle glaucoma go untreated?

Never good: Unfortunately, undiagnosed glaucomatous disease & failure to adhere to recommended prescribed treatments for those diagnosed are two of the biggest issues of managing an otherwise very treatable & stabilizable Disease. The best advice is to have a comprehensive eye exam before age 40, particularly if you are in a a high risk group. ...Read more

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