Angle-Recession Glaucoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Brian R Sullivan, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the pathophysiology of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the US prevalence of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the global prevalence of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with angle-recession glaucoma?

What are the racial predilections of angle-recession glaucoma?

What are the sexual predilections for angle-recession glaucoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the prognosis of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is included in patient education about angle-recession glaucoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of angle-recession glaucoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of angle-recession glaucoma?

What causes angle-recession glaucoma?

What are the possible complications of angle-recession glaucoma?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of angle-recession glaucoma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Angle-Recession Glaucoma?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of tonography in the workup of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of optic nerve photography in the workup of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of computerized disk analysis in the workup of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of visual field testing in the workup of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of gonioscopy in the workup of angle-recession glaucoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of angle-recession glaucoma?

Treatment

How is angle-recession glaucoma treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of laser trabeculoplasty in the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of Nd:YAG laser trabeculopuncture (YLT) in the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

Which laser procedures have been proposed for the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of filtration surgery in the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

What is the role of tube shunts in the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with angle-recession glaucoma?

How is angle-recession glaucoma prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of angle-recession glaucoma?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of angle-recession glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Prostaglandin analogs are used in the treatment of Angle-Recession Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Angle-Recession Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Angle-Recession Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-agonists are used in the treatment of Angle-Recession Glaucoma?