Transitions of the definition of primary angle-closure glaucoma
Comparison of demographic data of patients in the pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, primary angle-closure glaucoma
, and healthy control groups Group 1 Group 2 (PEXG) (PACG) Number of subjects, 38 15 (n=86) Eyes, n (143) 47 30 Gender Male (n=49) 17 (19.8%) 13 (15.1%) Female (n=37) 21 (24.4%) 2 (2.3%) Age, years 66.9[+ or -]6.3 63.6[+ or -]7.0 (Mean [+ or -] SD, range) (56-80) (54-79) Group 3 p value (control) Number of subjects, 33 p>0.05 (n=86) Eyes, n (143) 66 p>0.05 Gender Male (n=49) 19 (21.1%) 0.247 (*) Female (n=37) 14 (16.3%) Age, years 64.5[+ or -]2.7 0.076 (**) (Mean [+ or -] SD, range) (60-70) (*) Chi-square test, (**) ANOVA PEXG: Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, PACG: Primary angle-closure glaucoma
, SD: Standard deviation Table 2.
However, angle-closure glaucoma
does have warning signs, which include sudden redness, eye pain, seeing halos around lights, headaches and dilated pupils.
Other studies also strongly suggest an association between BEST1 mutations and angle-closure glaucoma
Comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic, chronic, primary angle-closure glaucoma
, open-angle glaucoma, and controls.
Comparison of optic nerve head topography and visual field in eyes with open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma
. [Comparative Study Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural Research Support, Non-U.S.
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.
Classification of glaucoma (2) Congenital glaucoma Acquired glaucoma Open-angle glaucoma * Primary open-angle glaucoma * Secondary open-angle glaucoma * Pre-trabecular glaucoma * Trabecular glaucoma * Post-trabecular glaucoma Angle-closure glaucoma
The 14 articles discuss conventional glaucoma procedures like trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy, and glaucoma drainage device surgery; postoperative management of filtering procedures; the role of the ocular surface and the issue of modulation of the scarring processes; new devices and techniques, such as the Ex-PRESS mini-glaucoma device, laser-assisted techniques, and Schlemm's canal surgery; and surgical approaches to specific and challenging forms of glaucoma, including angle-closure glaucoma
, concomitant cataract and glaucoma, pediatric glaucoma, and refractory glaucomas.
Acetazolamide for Injection USP is indicated for adjunctive treatment of edema due to congestive heart failure; drug-induced edema; centrencephalic epilepsies (petit mal, unlocalized seizures); and chronic simple glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and preoperatively in acute angle-closure glaucoma
, stated the company.
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