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.

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What are some early signs of narrow angle glaucoma?

Pain, blur. Intermittent or early angle closure may have no symptoms, or may manifest with pain, aching over the brow, blurred vision, seeing haloes around lights. Other things can also cause these symptoms, but if you are having them, they warrant evaluation with a complete exam. Read more...
None usually. Narrow angles is an anatomical condition that increases the risk for an attack on angle closure glaucoma. Laser treatment (iridotomy) is the advised treatment and can prevent an acute, painful attack that can cause severe loss of vision.Rarely, narrow angles can partially occlude , intemittently, causing headache, eye pain, and blurred vision. Read more...