What is included in patient education about acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Albert P Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

AAC is a medical emergency that needs to be treated immediately. Even with immediate treatment, AAC may result in vision loss. The best method for preventing vision loss due to AAC is prophylactic treatment in patients with susceptible anatomy.

Patients need to promptly seek an eye care professional if symptoms (pain, decreased vision, headache, and vomiting) suggest AAC.


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