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Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma: A Review

  • Open or CloseRodiah Rahmawaty Lubis1*, Nova Arianti2 and Novie Diana Sari3

    1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    2Department of Ophthalmology, Pirngadi General Hospital, Indonesia

    3Department of Ophthalmology, Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Indonesia

    *Corresponding author:Rodiah Rahmawaty Lubis, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Submission: September 09, 2020;Published: September 24, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2020.09.000702

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume 9 Issue 1


Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), is the second most common form of glaucoma and associated with the closure of the anterior chamber angle. Peripheral anterior synechia (PAS) frequently develop due to an attack of prolonged acute attack or a series subacute attack of angle closure glaucoma. These PAS are usually high and broad and very difficult to find out whether the PAS formed before or during the attack or possibly at both times. Principal management strategy for PACG is about anterior chamber angle by understanding the early stages of appositional angle closure before the PAS. In this review, we describe the current understanding regarding the pathophysiology and treatment of PACG.

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