Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Topic Guide
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: Acute angle-closure glaucoma is caused by a rapid or sudden increase in pressure inside the eye, called intraocular pressure (IOP). The condition requires treatment by an ophthalmologist which may include medication, surgery, or a combination approach.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Glaucoma describes chronic high pressure within the eyeball. The pressure eventually causes nerve damage, though glaucoma can still occur without elevated pressure. Primary open-angle glaucoma is a subtype of the disease characterized by atrophy of the optic disc in the back oif the eye and other problems.