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Closed-angle glaucoma happens when the fluid in your eye can't move as it should. Too much pressure builds up in your eye. This can damage your optic nerve.
This type of glaucoma usually starts very quickly. You may have pain in your eye and blurry vision.
It is important to get treatment as soon as you can. If you wait, you may have permanent vision problems. You could even go blind.
Treatment can't return your eyes to normal. But it can delay or prevent more vision problems.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: January 24, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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