Angle-closure glaucoma: Medical therapy

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In an acute angle-closure (AAC) attack, the goal of treatment is to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) and prevent progression to chronic angle-closure glaucoma and visual loss. Medication alone may break the AAC attack but the primary role of medical therapy is to optimize conditions so that definitive treatment (laser iridotomy) can be performed. Most classes of glaucoma medications may be utilized in the treatment of AAC glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPearls of Glaucoma Management
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540682387
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Sit, A. J. (2010). Angle-closure glaucoma: Medical therapy. In Pearls of Glaucoma Management (pp. 435-438). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.