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Diagnosis and Management of Angle Closure Glaucoma

By smgxded, on 14 October 2020

Angle-closure glaucoma is a major cause of blindness worldwide and is highly prevalent in certain populations. With familial tendency and association with increasing age and hyperopia, eye doctors continue to innovate and study outcomes to maximise the efficacy and safety of glaucoma procedures.

In angle closure glaucoma, a thorough history and eye examination are essential in distinguishing between primary and secondary forms. This distinction is fundamental as the treatment of each form can vary greatly. Despite being vision threatening, angle closure glaucoma can be stabilised and the effect on vision loss minimised if accurately and timely diagnosed and in addition, managed appropriately.

Asides from medication and laser, surgeries are also very effective in treating both open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma. Furthermore, the role of cataract surgery has been emphasised to make a substantial difference in the treatment of open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma.

Listen to Professor Paul Foster (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital) in this webinar from 5th May 2020 as he explores the diagnosis and management of this disease.