Some Detailed Information about Angle Closure Glaucoma?

What is angle closure glaucoma?

Angle closure glaucoma is also called closed-angle glaucoma. It often occurs when the iris bulges narrow or block the drainage angle in your eyes. So, fluid can’t exit your eyes and the pressure in your eyes will increase.

Besides, people who have narrow drainage angles may have higher risk of getting angle closure glaucoma.

There are two kinds of angle closure glaucoma: acute angle-closure glaucoma and chronic angle-closure glaucoma. The former may occur suddenly while the latter grows gradually.

What are the causes of acute angle closure glaucoma?

Acute angle closure glaucoma is a kind of glaucoma which occurs suddenly and develops quickly. It refers to the situation that your canals are completely blocked, and fluid cannot flow through them.

The possible causes of acute angle closure glaucoma include:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye tumors
  • Eye inflammation
  • Ocular ischemia
  • Family history
  • Some medications that dilate your pupils

What are the symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

The symptoms of angle closure glaucoma include:

  • Pupils of different sizes
  • Sudden loss of sight
  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Hazy vision
  • Redness in the white part of the eye

Keywords: angle closure glaucoma; closed angle glaucoma; acute angle closure glaucoma;
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