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Is acetazolamide the treatment for acute glaucoma attack?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Acute glaucoma is due to an anatomical eye issue most common in older adults who are hyperopic.
Their internal fluid drainage is blocked by the iris. The goal is to lower the pressure and move the iris out of the way. This is done with several types of eyedrops and acetazolamide helps to lower the pressure. These folks will eventually have a laser opening made in their iris to prevent attacks.

In brief: Partly

Acute glaucoma is due to an anatomical eye issue most common in older adults who are hyperopic.
Their internal fluid drainage is blocked by the iris. The goal is to lower the pressure and move the iris out of the way. This is done with several types of eyedrops and acetazolamide helps to lower the pressure. These folks will eventually have a laser opening made in their iris to prevent attacks.
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