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Angle-Closure Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment Options

 Navigating the Challenges of Angle-Closure Glaucoma 

Angle-closure glaucoma, also known as narrow-angle glaucoma, is a less common but severe form of glaucoma characterized by sudden increases in intraocular pressure. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, your local eye clinic in Norcross,  we explore the symptoms and treatment options for angle-closure glaucoma to provide optimal care. Here’s what you need to know: 

Symptoms of Angle-Closure Glaucoma: Angle-closure glaucoma often presents with sudden and severe symptoms, including eye pain, headache, blurred vision, halos around lights, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms warrant immediate medical attention to prevent vision loss. 

Treatment Options: The goal of treatment for angle-closure glaucoma is to reduce intraocular pressure promptly. Dr. Washington may recommend medications to lower intraocular pressure, laser peripheral iridotomy to create a new drainage channel, or surgical interventions like cataract surgery, trabeculectomy or iridectomy to alleviate pressure on the optic nerve. 

Preventive Measures: Individuals with anatomically narrow angles may be at higher risk of angle-closure glaucoma. Our eye doctor provides personalized recommendations, such as avoiding medications that dilate the pupils, to reduce the risk of acute angle-closure attacks. 

Understanding the symptoms and treatment options for angle-closure glaucoma is crucial for timely intervention and preserving vision. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology for comprehensive evaluation and personalized care for angle-closure glaucoma. 

 

Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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