Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma Evaluation

The evaluation of acute glaucoma begins with a history and eye examination.

Physical findings in someone with acute glaucoma may include:


Tests are required to make the diagnosis of acute glaucoma.

Tests that may be used to evaluate acute glaucoma include:
  • Intraocular pressure measurement:
    • Measurement of the pressure within the anterior chamber of the eye
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Perimetry:
    • Checking the entire visual field for defects
  • Funduscopic examination:
  • Gonioscopy:
    • Using a special lens to examine the areas of the eye that drain fluid to keep the pressure within the eye normal.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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