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Acute Glaucoma


Presentation

  • Anterior segment neovascularization causing intraocular pressure elevation was the only presenting sign of metastatic choroidal tumor.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Glaucoma related with this condition may be present in infancy, or may develop later in life, and is thought to be due to an associated angle dysgenesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Acute glaucoma classically presents with severe pain, redness, and reduced vision in the affected eye, and severe cases can also have systemic symptoms. We report three cases of acute glaucoma in elderly patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract The dates of presentation of 191 cases of acute closed-angle glaucoma which presented at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital between 1971 and 1974 were analysed and the seasonal incidence of acute glaucoma confirmed (P less than 0-001).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • METHOD: A narrative of personal experience is presented. CONCLUSIONS: In 1941, acute congestive glaucoma received heroic treatment - strong miotics, blood-letting by leeches, purging with mercury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Food Poisoning
  • The pain may be felt in the abdomen instead of the eye, and along with the common symptom of nausea or even vomiting, can make the sufferer suspect food poisoning or something similar.[mcleishoptometrists.com]
Diarrhea
  • Certain drugs can also cause this type of glaucoma, mainly comprising those used for common cold, diarrhea, depression and Parkinson’s Disease. These drugs do not, however, affect eye pressure in persons with chronic open-angle glaucoma.[glaucoma.be]
Photosensitivity
  • Photosensitivity and increased lacrimation of the left eye were present, along with associated nausea. The patient denied any ocular trauma or previous surgery.[mdedge.com]
Renal Insufficiency
  • Intravenous osmotic agents can be used to control IOP, although physicians must take into consideration the potential side effects in some patients, such as those with renal insufficiency.[glaucomatoday.com]
Tremor
  • Upon further questioning, the patient revealed that he had started taking oral topiramate (Topamax; Ortho-McNeil Neurologics) 25 mg/day 1 week earlier for tremors related to restless leg syndrome.[glaucomatoday.com]

Treatment

  • KEYWORDS: companion animals; dogs; ophthalmology; treatment[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • CONCLUSIONS: In 1941, acute congestive glaucoma received heroic treatment - strong miotics, blood-letting by leeches, purging with mercury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The child developed intracranial hypertension and acute glaucoma during therapy with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH), 18 months after the onset of treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract Medical treatment followed by bilateral simultaneous iridectomy appears to be an effective basis for managing a patient who presents with acute glaucoma. Admission to hospital is seldom necessary.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
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Prognosis

  • The long-term prognosis for the sight of an individual patient who has had prophylactic iridectomy in the unaffected eye is excellent.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The outlook (prognosis) is good if treatment is started quickly. Your eye can recover and laser treatment or surgery can prevent the problem coming back.[patient.info]
  • Prognosis Most people with glaucoma respond well to treatment. Intraocular pressure can usually be controlled by the regular and sustained use of eye drops and medication, preventing any further loss of vision.[diagnose-me.com]

Etiology

  • Condition Acute glaucoma Also known as Narrow-angle Glaucoma and Angle-closure Glaucoma Glaucoma is a term describing a group of ocular disorders with multi-factorial etiology united by a clinically characteristic intraocular pressure-associated optic[symcat.com]

Epidemiology

  • The validity assessment is of importance in epidemiologic studies employing discharge registries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Diabetes and high blood pressure may also be a contributing factor to the development of glaucoma in some individuals. 1 Answer A Both high and low thyroid function have been implicated as risk factors for glaucoma, though the evidence from large epidemiologic[sharecare.com]
  • Epidemiology of angleclosure glaucoma. Ophthalmology, 107 (5), 998-1003. Campbell, S. E. (2012). Developing the specifications of an open angle glaucoma screening intervention in the United Kingdom: a Delphi approach.[revistas.lasalle.edu.co]
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Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • The Pathophysiology and Treatment of Glaucoma. JAMA. 2014;311(18):1901-1911. Clinical Presentation As a result of the associated systemic symptoms, acute angle closure glaucoma carries a significant risk of being incorrectly diagnosed.[canadiem.org]

Prevention

  • Yet, blindness from acute glaucoma is preventable as the symptoms draw attention of the patient. With the help of nurses, healthcare workers, general practitioners, specialists and eye surgeons, blindness can be prevented.[nuspress.nus.edu.sg]
  • If you experience any of the above symptoms, it is important that you seek medical attention to prevent worsening of the eye condition.[eyecare-information-service.org.uk]
  • Immediate treatment is needed to relieve symptoms and to prevent permanent loss of vision (severe sight impairment).[patient.info]

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