Medical Definition of Angle closure glaucoma

1. Primary glaucoma in which contact of the iris with the peripheral cornea excludes aqueous humor from the trabecular drainage meshwork causing a sudden blockage of the normal fluid circulation within the eyeball resulting in increased intraocular pressure. Increased pressure within the eyeball can cause damage to the optic nerve and blindness. Symptoms include severe eye or facial pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased vision, blurred vision and seeing halos around objects. The eye appears red with a steamy cornea and a fixed (nonreactive) dilated pupil. Treatment is emergent with medications to lower the pressure within the eye. Synonym: acute glaucoma, closed-angle glaucoma, narrow-angle glaucoma. (14 Aug 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angle Closure Glaucoma

angle-closure glaucoma
angle bisector
angle bisectors
angle bracket
angle brackets
angle closure glaucoma (current term)
angle for
angle grinder
angle grinders
angle iron
angle of Fuchs
angle of anomaly
angle of antetorsion
angle of anteversion
angle of aperture
angle of attack
angle of convergence
angle of declination
angle of depression

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