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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (cont.)

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.

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Angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) is a condition in which the iris is apposed to the trabecular meshwork at the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye.

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