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

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Constance Okeke
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye disease

Acute angle closure glaucoma is a potentially blinding eye disease that occurs when there is closure of the natural drainage system within the eye.
This type of glaucoma is usually symptomatic. Early symptoms can be pressure or headaches around the eyes. And it in an acute attack there is eye pain, redness, combined with blurred vision, possibly headaches and nausea. It is a medical emergency.

In brief: Eye disease

Acute angle closure glaucoma is a potentially blinding eye disease that occurs when there is closure of the natural drainage system within the eye.
This type of glaucoma is usually symptomatic. Early symptoms can be pressure or headaches around the eyes. And it in an acute attack there is eye pain, redness, combined with blurred vision, possibly headaches and nausea. It is a medical emergency.
Dr. Constance Okeke
Dr. Constance Okeke
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