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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma

  • Dustin Williams
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Abstract

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness; however, acute angle-closure glaucoma accounts for only a small percentage of these cases. Acute angle-closure glaucoma is an ocular emergency, as it can result in permanent vision loss and blindness. In order to preserve vision, an adept response from the clinician is imperative.

Keywords

Glaucoma Acute angle closure Primary angle closure Intraocular pressure Optic neuropathy Pupillary block Acute angle-closure crisis Iridotomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dustin Williams
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  1. 1.UT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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