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Types of Glaucoma

There are several types of glaucoma. The two main types are open-angle and angle-closure.

Open-Angle Glaucoma, Type I

Open-angle glaucoma the most common form of glaucoma accounting for at least 90% of all glaucoma cases

  • Is caused by the slow clogging of the drainage canals, resulting in increased eye pressure
  • Has a wide and open angle between the iris and cornea
  • Develops slowly and is a lifelong conditio
  • Has symptoms and damage that are not noticed

Angle-Closure Glaucoma, Type II

  • Angle-closure glaucoma, a less common form of glaucoma
  • Is caused by blocked drainage canals, resulting in a sudden rise in intraocular pressure
  • Has a closed or narrow angle between the iris and cornea
  • Develops very quickly
  • Has symptoms and damage that are usually very noticeable
  • Demands immediate medical attention

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