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    Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma

    Outlook

    The prognosis is favorable with early detection and treatment. Vision loss can occur without prompt treatment. If pain and/or decreased vision occur, you should promptly seek professional treatment from an ophthalmologist.

    Support Groups and Counseling

    Educating people with glaucoma is essential for successful medical treatment. People who understand the long-term consequences of permanent vision loss from glaucoma are more likely to comply with therapy. See For More Information and Web Links.

    For More Information

    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    655 Beach Street
    Box 7424
    San Francisco, CA 94120
    (415) 561-8500

    Glaucoma Research Foundation
    490 Post Street, Suite 1427
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 986-3162

    Prevent Blindness America
    211 West Wacker Drive
    Suite 1700
    Chicago, Illinois 60606
    (800) 331-2020

    The Glaucoma Foundation
    80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
    New York, NY 10038
    (212) 285-0080

    Lighthouse International
    111 East 59th Street
    New York, NY 10022-1202
    (212) 821-9200
    (800) 829-0500

    Web Links

    American Academy of Ophthalmology
     

    Glaucoma Research Foundation

    Prevent Blindness America

    The Glaucoma Foundation

    Lighthouse International

    Synonyms and Keywords

    closed-angle glaucoma, acute glaucoma, subacute angle-closure glaucoma, laser iridotomy, laser gonioplasty, surgical iridotomy, incisional iridotomy, gonioscopy, high pressure inside the eye, intraocular pressure, IOP, increased IOP, elevated IOP, high IOP, increased intraocular pressure, elevated intraocular pressure, high intraocular pressure, high eye pressure, elevated eye pressure, increased eye pressure, anterior chamber, iris, trabecular meshwork, aqueous humor, optic nerve, optic nerve damage, farsightedness, hyperopia, vision loss, blindness, acute angle-closure glaucoma

    WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

    Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on April 24, 2016
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