Narrow angles – 眼前房狹窄

Sudden rises in pressure can cause severe pain and can very quickly damage the vision permanently.

What are narrow angles?

Sometimes a situation can occur where the drainage angle is narrow (narrow angles) and the patient is at risk of developing a very high pressure quite suddenly. We will be able to tell you if you are at risk of this happening, and sometimes a prophylactic laser iridotomy may prevent these sudden rises.

Why should I worry about narrow angles?

Sudden rises in pressure can cause severe pain and can very quickly damage the vision permanently.

Do narrow angles always cause glaucoma?

Although not everyone with narrow angles actually develops glaucoma, careful examination of the angle structure can identify those patients at greatest risk. This is done using a special contact lens called a gonioprism lens.