CITY CONDITIONS UPDATE: The Wills Eye Hospital building, staff, and patients have been safe during the protests in the City. We will continue to monitor the situation. Friday care will proceed as scheduled at 840 Walnut Street unless conditions change. Please contact your physician if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Acute angle closure glaucoma occurs when narrowing of the anterior chamber angle leads to a sudden increase in intraocular pressure. This is an ocular emergency. In acute angle closure glaucoma, the passageway to the eye’s drainage apparatus becomes so narrow that it disrupts flow of the fluid inside the eye to its drains. Rapid treatment to decrease the intraocular pressure and break the attack of angle closure is needed to preserve vision.

 

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