Methods of measurement of the anterior chamber angle: Part 1

30 August 2013
Volume 14, Issue 3

The number of people affected by the Angle closure glaucoma (ACG) is expected to rise with an ageing population and increasing longevity. This article looks at the clinical characteristics and treatment options for ACG, and assessment of the anterior chamber angle by gonioscopy.

Introduction 

Angle closure glaucoma (ACG) is a major cause of visual morbidity worldwide. The number of people affected by the disease is expected to rise with an ageing population and increasing longevity. This first article in a series of three discussing primary ACG outlined the clinical characteristics and treatment options for ACG, and discussed the assessment of the anterior chamber angle by gonioscopy, which is the current reference standard for assessing angle configuration and morphology.

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