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Unformatted text preview: • Angle-Closure Glaucoma occurs when the exit of the aqueous humour fluid is suddenly blocked. o Blockages are more common in those with shallow Anterior Chambers East Asians are at a greater risk o Blockages can be caused by the lens sticking to the posterior surface of the iris • Open Angle Glaucoma is a progressive condition that is associated with the following risk factors:-o Family history of Glaucoma o People of African descent are at greater risk • Secondary Glaucoma can be caused by:-o Long term steroid therapy o Severe diabetic retinopathy o Ocular trauma o Uveitis o Pigmentary glaucoma o Exfoliation syndrome Increased intraocular pressure causes nerve damage within the eye. The nerve damage involves loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. Peripheral retinal ganglion cells are lost first leading to peripheral blindness....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10