Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (cont.)
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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Prevention and Prognosis
Regular eye examinations with an ophthalmologist may identify people who are at risk for acute angle-closure glaucoma. In some people who are at high risk, a laser iridotomy may be performed to prevent an attack of acute angle-closure glaucoma. If a patient has developed primary acute angle-closure in one eye, the ophthalmologist may suggest laser iridotomy in the other eye to prevent an attack.
The prognosis for acute angle-closure glaucoma is favorable with early detection and treatment. Vision loss can occur without prompt treatment. If pain and/or decreased vision occur, the patient should promptly seek professional treatment from an ophthalmologist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/11/2015
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