Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Albert P Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the pathophysiology of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the prevalence of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the prognosis of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is included in patient education about acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is included in the ophthalmic exam for acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What causes acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What are the possible complications of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?

Workup

What is the role of imaging in the diagnosis of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of gonioscopy in the diagnosis of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Treatment

How is acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) treated?

What is the medical treatment for acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of laser iridotomy in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of iridectomy in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of laser iridoplasty in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of cataract surgery in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of goniosynechialysis in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is the role of glaucoma surgery in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What are the possible complications of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

How is acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

What is included in inpatient monitoring of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Which medications in the drug class Prostaglandin, Ophthalmic are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?

Which medications in the drug class Miotic agents are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha-adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?

Which medications in the drug class Rho Kinase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma (AACG)?