narrow-angle glaucoma

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narrow-angle glaucoma

[′nar·ō ¦aŋ·gəl glau̇′kō·mə]
(medicine)
Increased intraocular tension due to a block of the angle of the anterior chamber from contact of the iris by the trabecula. Also known as obstructive glaucoma.
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Primary angle-closure glaucoma is a condition in which elevation of IOP occurs as a result of obstruction of aqueous outflow by partial or complete closure of the angle by the peripheral iris.
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School added, "This is a landmark study identifying three genes that contribute to angle-closure glaucoma, a form of glaucoma that is particularly common in Asians.
Now an international team of researchers, including experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, has identified the first regions of DNA that are conclusively linked with angle-closure glaucoma.
This can happen abruptly in an acute angle-closure attack, or it can occur more insidiously in chronic angle-closure glaucoma.
Angle-closure glaucoma occurs in two forms, acute and chronic.
Chronic angle-closure glaucoma affects nearly 500,000 people in the U.
Neptazane (methazolamide) is indicated in the treatment of ocular conditions where lowering intraocular pressure is likely to be of therapeutic benefit, such as chronic open-angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and preoperatively in acute angle-closure glaucoma where lowering the intraocular pressure is desired before surgery.

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