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Angle Recession Glaucoma (cont.)

Angle Recession Glaucoma Causes

Any cause of eye trauma that does not penetrate the eye can result in angle recession and angle recession glaucoma.

The traumatic episode may be seemingly trivial and soon forgotten. The circumstances of the injury can be quite variable but are often due to trauma from high-speed or fast-moving blunt objects or projectiles, such as the following:

  • Airbags
  • Fists
  • Stones
  • Balls
  • Champagne stoppers
  • Bungee cords
  • Tree branches

The most common types of blunt trauma occur as a result of the following:

  • Sports injuries (boxing, paintball)
  • Motor vehicle accidents (airbag deployment)
  • Assaults
  • Falls
  • Military combat injuries
  • Accidents (industrial, farm, home)
  • Other (school accidents, natural disasters)
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