Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
Acute angle closure glaucoma is an ophthalmic emergency that can result in the loss of vision in the affected eye. We call it an angle closure because the angle between the iris cuts trabecular meshwork changes cutting off drainage of the aqueous humor resulting in sharply increased intraocular pressure. Symptoms begin as blurred vision, a redeye, a painful eye, headache, with or without nausea or vomiting. The sharply increased intraocular pressure can quickly damage the optic nerve…..
In this module, you will learn:
- What is acute angle closure glaucoma
- How to recognize it
- How to manage it
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- Practice pearls
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