This definition excludes angle-closure glaucoma
and known secondary causes for open-angle glaucoma, such as pseudoexfoliation, pigment dispersion, and traumatic angle recession.
Primary angle-closure glaucoma
(PACG) is a major blinding form of glaucoma in Asia.
, on the other hand, causes the normal drainage to suddenly close.
The unrecognized and untreated angle-closure glaucoma
can lead to progressive optic nerve damage and blindness .
> Iridotomy makes a hole in the iris through which fluid can drain for patients with angle-closure glaucoma
Appositional Closure Identified by Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in Population-Based Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Suspects: The Liwan Eye Study.
* With previous history of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Acute angle-closure glaucoma
symptoms include eye pain, headaches, halos around lights, dilated pupils, vision loss, red eyes, nausea and vomiting," he added.
Glaucoma is generally categorized as open-angle glaucoma (OAG), angle-closure glaucoma
(ACG), secondary glaucoma, and congenital glaucoma.
While in adult mostly found Primary Open Angel Glaucoma (POAG) a type of the disease which commonly present in patients belong to Caucasian and African ancestry, however Angle-Closure Glaucoma
(ACG) another kind which is more common in patients of Asian ancestry.
Note that there are two common types - the primary open-angle glaucoma and the acute angle-closure glaucoma
. Their signs and symptoms are different.
Current understanding of the treatment and outcome of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma
: an Asian perspective.
He informed that most common types of adult onset glaucoma are Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG), a form most frequently encountered in patients of Caucasian and African ancestry and Angle-Closure Glaucoma
(ACG), which is the more common in patients of Asian ancestry.
occurs in two forms: acute and chronic.