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Can you tell me what is the difference between narrow-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Spectrum

A narrow angle vs.
A closed angle is a spectrum from partially closed to completely closed as seen on gonioscopy or other angle imaging methods. A closed angle often has scarring, though it can be appositionally closed and thus still able to open. The angle status affects treatment of glaucoma, and sometimes narrow angle configuration is a precursor or risk factor for developing glaucoma.

In brief: Spectrum

A narrow angle vs.
A closed angle is a spectrum from partially closed to completely closed as seen on gonioscopy or other angle imaging methods. A closed angle often has scarring, though it can be appositionally closed and thus still able to open. The angle status affects treatment of glaucoma, and sometimes narrow angle configuration is a precursor or risk factor for developing glaucoma.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Narrow angle glaucoma means the drainage system in the eye is blocked off by internal eye structures and can result in acute dramatic pressure rises.
Open angle means the drainage system is grossly open but the fine meshwork has too much resistance. This is a slow process.

In brief: Yes

Narrow angle glaucoma means the drainage system in the eye is blocked off by internal eye structures and can result in acute dramatic pressure rises.
Open angle means the drainage system is grossly open but the fine meshwork has too much resistance. This is a slow process.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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