[Acute angle closure and angle closure glaucoma: Phacoemulsification as first-line treatment].

@article{Lachkar2010AcuteAC,
  title={[Acute angle closure and angle closure glaucoma: Phacoemulsification as first-line treatment].},
  author={Yves Lachkar},
  journal={Journal francais d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
  • Yves Lachkar
  • Published in
    Journal francais d…
    2010
  • Medicine
  • Angle closure glaucoma is characterized by an optic neuropathy with a glaucomatous visual field defect with a white painless eye and mimics primary open-angle glaucoma. Acute angle closure attack is more symptomatic, with a red painful eye and elevated intraocular pressure. In both cases, iridocorneal angle closure is due to an increase in the thickness of the natural lens, which with age has a tendency to close a narrow angle. The rational approach to treating these situations is lens… CONTINUE READING

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