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David Stanfield, OD OD Director

4th April 2017

The Occludable Angle

by Myung Jung, OD Chehalis, WA

As optometric physicians, we routinely make quick angle closure risk assessments before dilating patients for fundus exams. Although uncommon, acute angle closure can cause vision loss, eye pain, and irreversible optic nerve damage. We know patients with hyperopia and shorter axial lengths are more likely to have narrow angles. But of those, which are occludable? And how can we determine if they are good candidates for surgical treatment to reduce the risk?

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