Closed-angle glaucoma, also known as angle-closure glaucoma, is one of the major types of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a term used to describe a broad group of ocular diseases that damage the optic nerve. The type of angle closure with which the patient presents, whether acute, subacute, or chronic, will dictate their treatment. Management of these three presentations will be discussed at length later in this article. In the United States, closed-angle glaucoma is less common than open-angle glaucoma, which often has a gradual onset of intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation and optic nerve damage.
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