Acute Angleclosure Glaucoma

This condition is less common than chronic open-angle glaucoma, making up about 5% of all cases of primary glaucoma. It is a much more dramatic condition than the chronic disease and fits in more closely with the popular lay idea of "glaucoma". It tends to affect a slightly younger age group than chronic glaucoma and only occurs in predisposed individuals. There is a particular type of eye that is liable to develop acute glaucoma: this is a small hypermetropic eye with a shallow anterior chamber. One rarely meets a myope with acute glaucoma in Caucasians (in Asian populations, however, angle closure and myopia more often coexist).

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