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Title: Medical management of angle closure glaucoma
Authors: Hoh, S.-T.
Aung, T.
Chew, P.T.K. 
Keywords: Adrenergic agonist
Intraocular pressure
Narrow angle
Pupil block
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Source: Hoh, S.-T.,Aung, T.,Chew, P.T.K. (2002-06). Medical management of angle closure glaucoma. Seminars in Ophthalmology 17 (2) : 79-83. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Management of angle closure glaucoma requires an understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms. Treatment is aimed at eliminating pupillary block and other causes of angle closure, re-opening the angle, and preventing further damage to the optic nerve by lowering intraocular pressure. Medical therapy plays an important role in the successful management of this condition. This article describes commonly used pharmacologic agents, as well as newer classes of drugs such as topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, prostaglandin analogues and selective alpha2-adrenergic agonists. Use of these drugs in several clinically distinct angle closure syndromes and modes of presentation are discussed.
Source Title: Seminars in Ophthalmology
ISSN: 08820538
DOI: 10.1076/soph.
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