When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Joseph Freedman, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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A low threshold for admission should be used with acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) patients. Immediate ophthalmologic consultation must be arranged and admission may be required based on their treatment protocol and the patient's response to therapy. Patients who received osmotic agents may require electrolyte and volume status monitoring, particularly those with co-morbid illnesses.


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