Acute angle-closure glaucoma, Glaucoma detection, Normal tension glaucoma, Open-angle glaucoma.
- Glaucoma detection
You may know of the “air puff” test or other tests used to measure eye pressure in an eye examination. However, this test alone cannot detect glaucoma. Glaucoma is found most often during an eye examination through dilated pupils after drops are put into the eyes during the exam to enlarge the pupils. This allows […]
- Glaucoma treatment (laser)
A laser beam of light is focused on the part of the anterior chamber where the fluid leaves the eye. This results in a series of small changes, which makes it easier for fluid to exit the eye. Over time, the effect of laser surgery may wear off. Patients who have this form of surgery […]
- Glaucoma treatment (medical)
Although glaucoma cannot be cured, it can usually be controlled. Medical treatment can be in the form of eyedrops or pills. Some drugs are designed to reduce pressure by slowing the flow of fluid into the eye, while others help to improve fluid drainage. The regular use of medications usually controls the increased fluid pressure. […]
- Glaucoma treatment (surgery)
Surgery can also help fluid escape from the eye and thereby reduce the pressure. However, surgery is now usually reserved for patients whose pressure cannot be controlled with eyedrops, pills, or laser surgery.
- Glaucoma, acute angle-closure
Increased pressure in the front chamber (anterior chamber) of the eye due to sudden (acute) blockage of the normal circulation of fluid within the eye. The block takes place at the angle of the anterior chamber formed by its junction of the cornea with the iris. This angle can be seen by simply looking at […]