Angle-closure glaucoma: the role of the lens in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment.

@article{Tarongoy2009AngleclosureGT,
  title={Angle-closure glaucoma: the role of the lens in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment.},
  author={Pamela Tarongoy and Ching Lin Ho and David Walton},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={211-25}
}
Primary angle-closure glaucoma is a major cause of blindness worldwide. It is a disease of ocular anatomy that is related to pupillary-block and angle-crowding mechanisms of filtration angle closure. Eyes at increased risk for primary angle-closure are small with decreased axial length, anterior chamber depth, and filtration angle width, associated with a proportionately large lens. Angle-closure glaucoma afflicts Asian and Eskimo eyes more frequently than eyes in other races with similar… CONTINUE READING

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