Glaucoma types

Different types of glaucoma and features

 ophthalmology

primary open angleprimary angle closurepigmentory
other nameschronic simple glaucoma, glaucoma simplexprimary closed-angle glaucoma, narrow-angle glaucomapigment dispersion syndrome
historyCommon. Usually symptomless. Gene mutations may be a factor in a minority.Females (3x risk) and ethnicity (East Asian / Inuit) have increased risk.young men in 20s to 40s
pathologytrabecular blockage with or without increased pressurecontact between the iris and trabecular meshworkpigment cells from iris blocking trabecular meshwork
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