2015 Vision

Glaucoma

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Increased intraocular pressure can cause permanent vision loss. Closed angle glaucoma is a medical emergency and is caused by blockage of fluid outflowOpen angle glaucoma (a more slowly developing problem that is more common) results from either an increase in aqueous humour production or a blockage of outflow.
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