acuteangleclosureglaucoma_CD - Learning Issue Acute...

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Learning Issue: Acute Glaucoma Acute glaucoma: Acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) is an ocular emergency and receives distinction due to its acute presentation, need for immediate treatment, and well-established anatomic pathology Acute- angle closure : at least 2 of the following symptoms: ocular pain nausea/vomiting history of intermittent blurring of vision with halos at least 3 of the following signs: IOP greater than 21 mm Hg (IOP: intraocular pressure) conjunctival injection corneal epithelial edema mid-dilated nonreactive pupil shallower chamber in the presence of occlusion Pathophysiology: Aqueous humor is produced by the ciliary body in the posterior chamber of the eye. It diffuses from the posterior chamber, through the pupil, and into the anterior chamber . From the anterior chamber, the fluid is drained into the vascular system via the trabecular meshwork and Schlemm canal contained within the angle. Abnormalities that lead to AACG:
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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