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Angle Closure Glaucoma

Angle-closure glaucoma refers to the increased pressure in the anterior chamber (front chamber) of the eyes caused by the blockage of fluid within the eyes. The intraocular pressure is elevated as the fluid cannot be drained out through canals properly. The most common symptoms include eye pain, intermittent headaches, loss of peripheral vision, and halos around lights. Immediate treatment is necessary to prevent vision loss.

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I have abnormal eye pressure. Is laser surgery necessary?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have abnormal pressure in my eyes. I believe it was 24 in one and 23 in the other. My doctor told me that he would not dilate my eyes because it would be dangerous and asked me to find someone to do Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI). I am 23 years old with no medical conditions....  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query at It seems from the history that you are having increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes, the normal is 14-16 mmHg and you are having 24 and 23 mmHg. Hence we should suspect glaucoma. In one of the sub type of glaucoma called as...  Read Full »

My gonioscopy examination after a blunt trauma revealed I do not have angle recession. Are squeezing and hard blinking signs of angle recession?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a blunt trauma several months ago, I visited my ophthalmologist he told me that I did not have angle recession. Recently I became extremely anxious and cannot stop blinking hard and squeezing my eyes with my eyelids. Can hard blinking and squeezing eyes with eyelids cause angle re...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest that blinking and squeezing of eyelids can never cause angle recession. This occurs due to injury as the ciliary body muscles get disinserted. Nothing else can cause angle recession, you do not have to worry about it. I hope you find this useful. Tha...  Read Full »

Could glaucoma and cataracts be operated at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is aged 57, had eye pain recently. We consulted a doctor and got to know that my mother has glaucoma. Also, they mentioned that it is in the advanced stage and severe of around 90%. From another couple of tests, they found that my mother needs cataract surgery along with...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your doctor has correctly said that it is an advanced form of glaucoma. The treatment depends on the type of glaucoma, either open-angle glaucoma or closed angle glaucoma. It is diagno...  Read Full »

My OCT shows nerve fiber and ganglion cell thinning. Do I have angle-closure glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor,I concern that I have angle-closure glaucoma. I took a strong sleeping pill called Trazodone one night and woke up with a decreased vision in the right eye. My left eye became bad three weeks later. It has now been three months with no improvement. Fundus and other clinical examinations...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your reports with patience. OCT (optical coherence tomography) of optic nerve head is normal. Your vision, color vision, visual field, and intraocular pressure are normal. I do not think you have any glaucoma. Please feel free to ask your queries.   Read Full »

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