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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (cont.)

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Parts of the eye.
Elevated eye pressure is caused by a build-up of fluid inside the eye because the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) cannot drain it properly. Elevated eye pressure can cause optic nerve damage and vision loss.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology

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"Angle-closure glaucoma"
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/11/2015

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