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Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma Overview

Another name for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma is Acute Glaucoma.

What is acute glaucoma?
A person with acute glaucoma has sudden malfunction of the optic nerve, accompanied by increased pressure inside the eye. The optic nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain where it is processed into images.

What are the symptoms of acute glaucoma?
Acute glaucoma can cause blurry vision and severe eye pain.

How does the doctor treat acute glaucoma?
Acute glaucoma is usually treated with oral, topical and intravenous medications. Laser surgery may be performed to reduce pressure within the eye.

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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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