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What is Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma?

Cause: the result of an abnormal displacement of iris against the angle fo the anterior chamber. It is a relatively rare disease. Dilation of the pupil is caused by darkness, excitement or a mydriatic drug, which may cuse blockage of the outflow mechanism of the eye with a narrowed peripheral angle of the anterior chamber

Signs & Symptoms: severe eye pain, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain; blurred vision, colored halos around the lights, dilated pupils, and increased IOP.

RX: miotics, diamox; osmotic agents such as glycerol also act to reduce the pressure of the acute glaucoma.

Surgery: Iridectory – removal of the portion of the iris.

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