J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1995 Mar;36(3):499-504.

Clinical Study on Primary Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Chonnam University, Medical School, Korea.

Abstract

In order to study the clinical characteristics of primary acute angle closure glaucoma, we analyzed the data of 72 eyes from 63 patients with the disease from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1993 to the Department of Ophthalmology of Chonnam University Hospital. The mean age of the patients was 63.3 years and female and male ratio was 5.9:1. And the mean IOP at first visit was 53.2 mmHg. There was no significant difference of rop between right and left eyes, and 11 patients had the disease in both eyes. 38% of the patients developed the disease in winter time. The development of the disease was closely associated with physical illness and emotional stress. 39 eyes(49.3%) of them was required filtering surgery because medication and laser treatment was insufficient to lower IOP.

Keyword

Acute angle closure glaucoma; Emotional stress; Laser; Physical illness; Trabeculectomy; Winter

MeSH Terms

Female
Filtering Surgery
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure*
Humans
Jeollanam-do
Male
Ophthalmology
Stress, Psychological
Trabeculectomy
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