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In closed-angle glaucoma, the colored part of the eye (iris) and the lens
block the movement of fluid between the chambers of the eye. The blockage of
fluid causes pressure to build up and makes the iris press on the eye's
drainage system (trabecular meshwork). The increased pressure can cause damage
to the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Closed-angle
glaucoma is also sometimes referred to as primary angle-closure glaucoma
February 28, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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