Angle Closure Glaucoma

Angle clcsure glaucoma refers to a type of acute glaucoma, where the intraocular pressure rises rapidly secondary to closure of the drainage canals of the eye, referred to as the angle. Angle closure glaucoma can lead to symptoms of eye pain and/or headache with associated nausea/vomiting and reduced vision. It is considered an ocular emergency and if left untreated, the elevated intraocular pressure can cause permanent blindness. Patients experiencing angle closure glaucoma should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately for laser treatment and/or surgery to reduce their intraocular pressure.