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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Pearls of Glaucoma Management|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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