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Closed-angle glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure inside your eye becomes too high. There are a number of diseases that fall under the heading of glaucoma, with open-angle glaucoma being the most common; it accounts for around 90 percent[read article]

Tests for Closed Angle Glaucoma

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Tonometry is an eye test that measures the pressure inside your eyes, to determine whether or not you may be at risk for glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease in whi...  More
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Gonioscopy
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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The visual field is the entire area that can be seen when the eyes are focused on a single point. In addition to what can be seen straight ahead, the visual field i...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Optical Coherence Tomography
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A fluorescein angiography is a medical procedure in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the bloodstream. The dye highlights the blood vessels in the back of th...  More
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Ultrasound Pachymetry
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Optical Pachymetry
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Surgical Procedures for Closed Angle Glaucoma

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Laser Iridotomy
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Iris surgery
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Intraocular Tension Relief
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Prescribed Medications for Closed Angle Glaucoma

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ACETAZOLAMIDE (a set a ZOLE a mide) is used to treat glaucoma and some seizure disorders. It may be used to treat edema or swelling from heart failure or from other...  More
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TIMOLOL (TYE moe lole) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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PILOCARPINE (PYE loe KAR peen) is used in the eye to decrease pressure in certain kinds of glaucoma. It is also used to prepare the eyes for surgery.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Closed Angle Glaucoma What's this?

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Coleus species have been used in the Asian traditional medicine to treat angina, asthma, bronchitis, epilepsy, insomnia, skin rashes, and a wide range of digestive ...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. Ginkgo is used for the treatment of ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Berberine is a bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine is present in the roots, rhi...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Kudzu originated in China and was brought to the United States from Japan in the late 1800s. It is distributed throughout much of the eastern United States and is m...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Alternative Procedures for Closed Angle Glaucoma What's this?

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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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