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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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However, angle-closure glaucoma does have warning signs, which include sudden redness, eye pain, seeing halos around lights, headaches and dilated pupils.
12) described an adult patient who presented with bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma with microspherophakia and whose IOP was successfully controlled with lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy.
Anterior chamber depth and primary angle-closure glaucoma.
Understand how to identify patients at risk of primary angle-closure glaucoma using different techniques (Group 2.
Structure-function correlations using scanning laser polarimetry in primary angle-closure glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma.
People with angle-closure glaucoma tend to have a smaller-than-average anterior chamber, and the angle between the iris and the cornea where the aqueous humor drains is also smaller.
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.
Risk of acute angle-closure glaucoma after diagnostic mydriasis in nonselected subjects: the Rotterdam Study.

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