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Glaucoma Types

There are two main sub-groups of primary glaucoma:

  • open angle glaucoma is a slowly progressive condition, which occurs when the tiny microscopic drainage channels gradually become blocked
  • angle closure glaucoma (also known as closed angle or acute glaucoma) occurs much more rapidly when the flow of fluid inside the eye cannot pass through the pupil, causing a rapid rise in pressure inside the eye.

There are other 2 entities with some confusion with glaucoma

  • Ocular hypertension occurs when the pressure in the eye is repeatedly measured as being high, and yet the eye displays no signs of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve.
  • Normal tension glaucoma (normal pressure glaucoma) is the opposite, where the nerve at the back of the eye shows signs of glaucoma damage and yet the pressure is always recorded as being within normal limits.

There are some eye diseases which can result in secondary glaucoma

Among these are eye inflammatioon, the growth of new vessels inside the eye, which may occur in connection with diabetes or after blood vessel blockage at the back of the eye

Congenital glaucoma

moderate congenital glaucoma case

Congenital glaucoma is a rare type of glaucoma that develops in infants and young children and can be inherited. While uncommon relative to the other types of glaucRoma, this condition can be devastating, often resulting in blindness when not diagnosed and treated early.

Read about congenital glaucoma in more detail..


glaucoma Treatment

Depending on the type and severity of the glaucoma, Dr Khalil may recommend eye drops, glaucoma laser eye surgery or conventional glaucoma surgery as the best option for you. Dr Khalil almost always performs his glaucoma treatments under local anaesthetic and whichever option he recommends, the objective will be the same: to reduce the pressure causing the glaucoma and preserve the vision in your eye as safely and painlessly as possible.

Read about various options for glaucoma treatment in more detail..


Medicine is a science and art and above all a direct human relation between a patient and his doctor. All information in this site are intended to support not to replace the direct physician-patient relation.

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