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What is Narrow Angle Glaucoma and how serious. What is the

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What is Narrow Angle Glaucoma and how serious. What is the treatment?

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Normally the aqueous humour( fluid inside the eye) is produced behind the iris ( colored part of the eye) and passes through the pupil and finally exits the eye through the angle of the anterior chamber ( called as the trabecular meshwork or TM ).

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In angle closure glaucoma during mid-dilated pupil , there is contact between the iris and the lens which prevent the aqueous from passing across the pupil ( pupil block).

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This causes a rise in intraocular pressure(IOP), clouding of the cornea causing blurring of vision, closure of the angle of the anterior chamber.

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In order to prevent recurrent attacks, laser iridotomy is done so that a tiny opening is made in the iris which allows the aqueous to flow into the anterior chamber and then to the TM. Thus bypassing the pupil block.

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If left untreated, it can cause a serious threat to the vision ( chronic angle closure causes a persistent rise in IOP and then permanent damage to the optic nerve).

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For an acute episode, miotics and IOP lowering medicines are given. For prevention of repeated episodes laser treatment is given.

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