How is acute angle-closure glaucoma treated?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Acute angle-closure glaucoma is treated as a medical emergency. Doctors will administer whatever procedure they believe will reduce the pressure in the eye quickly. Laser surgery is the most effective way to promptly reduce the pressure. Doctors will do the fastest and most effective treatment to save the eyesight.

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