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* Follows an untreated attack of acute closed angle glaucoma
* Slow, progressive, gradual onset of intraocular pressure >30-50 mmHG
* Iris is displaced against the angle of the anterior chamber, thus blocking flow
Chronic closed- angle glaucoma
*Most common glaucoma 90%
*Overproduction or obstruction to the outflow of aqueous humor
*s/sx: painless, slow peripheral vision loss resulting in tunnel vision
*Assessment: pallor of optic nerve, cupping of the optic disc
Chronic open-angle glaucoma
What meds does a person with glaucoma need to avoid?