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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (cont.)

Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Support Groups and Counseling

Educating people with glaucoma is essential for successful medical treatment. People who understand the long-term consequences of permanent vision loss from glaucoma are more likely to comply with therapy.

Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Pictures

Parts of the eye.
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.
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.

REFERENCE:

Weinreb, Robert N., Tin Aung, and Felipe A. Medeiros. "The Pathophysiology and Treatment of Glaucoma: A Review." JAMA 311.18 May 14, 2014: 1901-1911.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017

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