Primary angle-closure is the synechial or appositional closure of the anterior chamber angle secondary to multiple mechanisms resulting in raised intraocular pressure and structural changes in the eyes.
Iridotrabecular contact is the hallmark of primary angle-closure and the most commonly identified sign which indicates that treatment is required.
It is defined by at least 180 degrees of iridotrabecular contact together with an elevated intraocular pressure or peripheral anterior synechiae or btoh
Primary angle-closure glaucoma is the presence of glaucomatous optic neuropathy.
The water drinking test (WDT) is a useful technique to cause peaks in the intraocular pressure (IOP) in both primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) patients, reports a new prospective, single-centre study.
Overall driving performance is reduced in older drivers with glaucoma, even in those with only mild to moderate field loss, a new study reports. Specifically, these individuals encounter problems in complex situations requiring foresight and observation.
A recent study by investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) showed that low-concentration atropine eye drops could reduce myopia progression in school children by up to nearly 70 percent.