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Glaucoma Acute Evaluation
- Abnormally large pupil
- Blurry vision
- Cloudiness of the cornea
- Eye redness
- Eye tearing
- Increased pressure inside the eye
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
- Funduscopic examination:
- Normal retina
- Glaucoma retina
- 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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