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I have a precondition for angle closure glaucoma and will have

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I have a precondition for angle closure glaucoma and will have an iridotomy on both eyes next month. The last two nights I woke up with a severe headache located behind and above the eyes, with a feeling of pressing on my eyes. I do get headaches, but these were very unusual, I had not had these before. My eyes themselves did not seem painful and I had no redness. After getting up, the headaches dissappeared.
Is it any indication that an acute attack might be imminent?

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Was it an ophthalmologist who diagnosed you with narrow angles?

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Was your vision affected in any way during these headaches?

Dr. Rick :

Did you have any nausea?

Customer:

diagnosis by an ophthamologist.

Customer:

Vision did not seem to affectted

Customer:

The first morning of the headaches I had nausea

Dr. Rick :

Ok. Thanks for that information.

Dr. Rick :

I do not think that your headaches are a sign of an angle closure attack or a pending angle closure attack. I do not think you have to worry about this.

Dr. Rick :

That being said, I am glad that your ophthalmologist found that your angles are very narrow and that you will be getting definitive treatment to take care of things.

Customer:

Thanks for the information

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Take care and best of luck in your upcoming laser PI.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

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