What is the role of medications 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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The medical therapy for acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG) is directed toward preparing the patient for surgical treatment. IOP must be returned to normal, and the cornea must be cleared before a definitive procedure can be undertaken. In AAC, several drugs from different classes are used simultaneously to accelerate and maximize their pressure-lowering effects.


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