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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma

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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

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Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on April 25, 2014
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