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Angle Recession Glaucoma (cont.)

Angle Recession Glaucoma Prognosis

As with most types of glaucoma, angle recession glaucoma can cause progressive vision loss and eventually blindness. The risk of vision loss depends on many factors, particularly the timeliness of the initial diagnosis and the treatment of the disorder.

The long-term visual outcome of eyes with chronic (long-standing) angle recession glaucoma is not known.

  • Eyes that develop early-onset angle recession glaucoma are thought to have more extensive injury to the angle; however, the degree of angle recession does not always correlate with the severity of glaucoma in these eyes.
  • Late-onset angle recession glaucoma almost always occurs in eyes with angle recession involving more than 180° of the iris. Eyes with angle recession involving all 360° of the iris are at the greatest risk. Hence, the greater amount of angle recession, the higher the risk.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/26/2012
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