What are the treatments for closed-angle glaucoma?

Laser iridectomy is the gold standard for treating closed-angle glaucoma, also known as angle-closure glaucoma. Laser iridectomy is the primary difference between the treatment of open-angle and angle-closure forms of glaucoma.

Certain eyedrop medications can achieve a similar goal, but often medications don't provide the permanent change that is necessary. In some forms of angle closure, even the laser iridectomy may be insufficient, and other treatments with medication or surgery may be necessary to consider.

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