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an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)

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The medication for Acute Uveitis can lead to blindness if mistakenly prescribed for a person with Angle Closure Glaucoma or acute purulent conjunctivitis.
The prevalence of primary angle closure glaucoma and open angle glaucoma in Mamre, Western Cape, South Africa.
Evaluation of oxidative stress markers in aqueous humor of primary open angle glaucoma and primary angle closure glaucoma patients.
Moreover this patient needs consistency in following a single opinion because, unless a unanimous opinion is reached, our patient will balance between primary or secondary causes of angle closure glaucoma (anatomic causes vs.
Comparing glaucomatous optic neuropathy in primary open angle and chronic primary angle closure glaucoma eyes by optical coherence tomography.
Average gangalionic cell thickness in the case of primary open angle glaucoma was 94.16 and in the case of primary angle closure glaucoma it was 87.08 [Table 4].
"The information on genes involved in PACG has also opened up new and exciting research areas for us that we hope will culminate in new treatment modalities for angle closure glaucoma in the future," Said Dr Eranga Vithana, Associate Director, Basic and Experimental Sciences at SERI, and lead author of the paper.
A comparison of the circadian rhythm of intraocular pressure in primary chronic angle closure glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma and normal eyes.
There are two main types of glaucoma: open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma also called angle closure glaucoma. It is painless and does not have acute attacks.
A study was undertaken on 30 patients (25 male and 5 females; mean age at onset of disease being 59.23 years) of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and similar no (sixteen male and 14 females; mean age at onset of disease being 54.10 years) primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) for (i) analyzing mutations in myocilin (MYOC) gene, (ii) inheritance pattern of MYOC gene, (iii) comparing the frequency of MYOC gene in northern and southern population, and (iv) detect genotype and phenotype correlation based on mutations.
The mechanism of primary angle closure is not fully understood, however treatment with a YAG laser, creating a pathway from the posterior to the anterior chamber has been found to treat primary angle closure glaucoma. This alternative pathway reduces the resistance to aqueous flow from posterior to anterior and therefore reduces the pressure on the back surface of the iris.
Symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma include ocular and facial pain, unilateral blurring of vision or significantly reduced visual acuity, haloes around lights, and occasional nausea and vomiting (Leibowitz, 2000).
Having narrow angles does increase the risk of developing angle closure glaucoma. This can happen abruptly in an acute angle-closure attack, or it can occur more insidiously in chronic angle-closure glaucoma.
Blurred vision, nausea, headaches and halos around bright lights are all symptoms of angle closure glaucoma and treatment should be sought immediately.