closed-angle glaucoma

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Synonyms for closed-angle glaucoma

glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor

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There are two main types of glaucoma: open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma also called angle closure glaucoma.
You are given the opportunity to dilate the patient if you wish, and I would definitely recommend doing this, however make sure you remember to carry out the necessary tests beforehand to assess the risk of inducing acute closed-angle glaucoma.
A closed-angle glaucoma attack with its concomitant pain is another issue.
Oral decongestants are effective for nasal congestion in patients with allergic or nonallergic rhinitis but can be associated with side effects in patients taking stimulants or with conditions such as high blood pressure, cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, closed-angle glaucoma, and bladder neck obstruction.
In secondary glaucoma, either open- or closed-angle glaucoma, there are other reasons--for example, pseudoexfoliation material, pigment material dislodging from the iris and obstructing the eye's drainage structures, inflammation in the eye, trauma, or chronic steroid use, all of which can cause pressure to go up.