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September 24,2006 Dr Sanjay Shrivastava 1 Angle Closure Glaucoma Current Concepts Dr Sanjay Shrivastava Professor of Ophthalmology Regional Institute of Ophthalmology Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
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September 24,2006 Dr Sanjay Shrivastava 2 Definition Angle Closure Glaucomas are characterized by apposition of peripheral iris against trabecular meshwork, resulting in obstruction of aqueous outflow.
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September 24,2006 Dr Sanjay Shrivastava 3 Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma term is used when mechanism of angle closure glaucoma is not felt to be associated with other ocular or systemic abnormalities or because the mechanisms are not well understood. In this condition pupillary block glaucoma, plateau iris and combined mechanism glaucoma have been included.
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September 24,2006 Dr Sanjay Shrivastava 4 Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma is associated with ocular or systemic abnormalities or due to apparent mechanism such as membrane contraction or space occupying lesions pushing iris forward to close angle.
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September 24,2006 Dr Sanjay Shrivastava 5 Epidemiology Glaucoma is second leading cause of blindness world wide. It has been estimated that by 2010 there will be 60.5 million glaucoma affected people with approximately 26% with angle closure glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma is less common than chronic open angle glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma is common among Asians and Eskimos but uncommon among Africans and Caucasians
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