What is the role of glaucoma surgery in the treatment of 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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If permanent adhesions between the iris and trabecular meshwork have formed after AAC and IOP cannot be normalized with the other methods, traditional glaucoma surgery, such as a trabeculectomy or tube shunt, may be indicated.


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