Types of Glaucoma
Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma:
Acute closure of the peripheral drainage angle, characterized by a sudden increase in intraocular pressure.
Chronic Angle Closure Glaucoma:
The iris obstructs the eye’s drainage angle in a slow, progressive fashion.
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma:
The drainage angle is open but does not allow fluid to drain adequately for unknown reasons.
Deposits of a fibrillary material that may contribute to the obstruction of the fluid drainage from the eye.
Pigment dislodged from the iris obstructs the eye’s drainage structures.
Angle Recession Glaucoma:
Scar tissue from previous trauma obstructs the outflow of fluid.
Various disorders cause blood vessels to proliferate on the iris and in the eye’s drainage structures.
Primary Infantile Glaucoma:
The eye’s drainage channels form abnormally during gestation.