Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Acute angle-closure glaucoma is a serious eye condition that occurs when the fluid pressure inside your eye rises quickly. The usual symptoms are sudden, severe eye pain, a red-eye and reduced or blurred vision. You may feel sick or be sick (vomit).

Acute angle-closure glaucoma is an ophthalmic emergency as it can lead to irreversible blindness if not identified and treated immediately.
  • Symptoms
  • Eye pain

    • In one eye

    • Sudden

    common

    Headache

    • Rapidly developing

    • Severe

    • On one side of the head

    • In the temporal region

    common

    Irritability

    common

    Blurred vision

    or Halos around lights

    common

    Throwing up

    common

    Red eye

    • In one eye

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    common

    Abdominal discomfort other than pain

    or Abdominal pain

    • Chronic or persistent pain

    • Nonspecific, non-focal

    common

    Flow of tears

  • Risk factors
  • History of acute angle closure glaucoma

    or Family history of acute angle closure glaucoma

    or Dark room

    or Use of dilating eye drops

    or Farsightedness

    or Use of antihistamines

  • Treatment
  • The treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) consists of Intraocular Pressure (IOP) reduction, suppression of inflammation, and the reversal of angle closure.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma, then a visit to an ophthalmologist is recommended.

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