“Diagnosis and management of primary angle closure glaucoma in a rural medical college

Authors : Kunal Bhadbhade, Sandeep. K

DOI : 10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0021

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Year : 0

Page No : 89-95

Diagnosis of primary angle closure disease (PACD) involves detailed and meticulous clinical evaluation coupled with prompt and balanced decision making. Primary angle closure type is more common amongst Asians. The magnitude of glaucoma blindness in the world is more, a considerably major part of which occurs in Asians with primary angle-closure disease. The alarming prevalence of PACD in Asians calls for clinical studies to be undertaken in Asian population to screen, diagnose, treat and document this preventable blinding condition. This prospective study has been undertaken to detect, diagnose and manage this disease with different modalities, when presented at different stages in a rural medical college in Malabar region of northern Kerala to diagnose and treat early to prevent ocular morbidity.
Keywords: Gonioscopy, Vanherics grading, Primary angleclosure glaucoma.


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