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What is Secondary Glaucoma?

Secondary glaucoma refers to any form of glaucoma in which there is an identifiable cause of increased eye pressure, resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss.

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What is Angle-Closure Glaucoma?

This type of glaucoma is also known as acute glaucoma or narrow angle glaucoma. It is much more rare and is very different from open-angle glaucoma in that the eye pressure usually rises very quickly.

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What is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma?

Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common form of glaucoma, affecting about three million Americans. It happens when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time.

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How Glaucoma Affects the Optic Nerve

The optic nerve is the part of the eye that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. It is located at the very back of the eye just to the nose side of center. It is also the part of the eye that gets injured when someone has glaucoma.

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Laser Iridotomy and Narrow Angles

My eye doctor wants to perform a laser iridotomy on my eye because I have narrow angles. I don’t have glaucoma, so why do I need to have this procedure done? …