Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Narrow Angle Glaucoma Treatment

Acute glaucoma requires emergency treatment with oral medications, eye drops, and intravenous medications, in order to reduce the pressure inside the eye. With rapid treatment, symptoms usually resolve within a few hours. Once the pressure inside the eye has been reduced, laser eye surgery is performed about 24-48 hours later. The laser surgery is an outpatient procedure that prevents the reoccurrence of acute glaucoma.

Treatment for acute glaucoma may include:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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