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Treatment of Acute Glaucoma

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Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
 from  2426
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  565.57

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
9714 help8564

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
7389

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
8065

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
11339

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
8209

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
9116

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
7286

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
10261

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
8149

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
8861

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
7388

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
8058

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
7604

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
9120

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
7764

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis and symptomatic treatment of acute glaucoma
7319
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About the disease

Acute glaucoma is an eye disease manifested by sharp increase of pressure in the eye. This pressure is also known as intraocular pressure. Its sharp increase can lead to vision deterioration or in some case even to vision loss. Increase in the intraocular pressure can develop if the fluid inside the eye does not flow out normally as it is supposed to or if it does not drain out properly. This can develop if the iris in the narrow angle becomes affected.

The most important measure in case a person has acute glaucoma is immediate medical intervention, otherwise there can be a nerve damage or vision loss. Most commonly, acute glaucoma progresses rapidly and the intraocular pressure needs to be stabilized as soon as possible as any delay in the treatment can be dangerous. Acute glaucoma is also more detrimental than chronic open-angle glaucoma, which develops gradually and thus, is more treatable at its beginning stages. Although, there is no known reason why acute glaucoma develops, age-related changes in the eye structure, which affect position of the iris and other anatomic structures of the eye, are believed to be the leading cause. Genetic predisposition can also cause development of acute glaucoma. People who are farsighted are more likely to develop acute glaucoma during their lifetime, as their eye angles are too narrow, which makes it more possible for an intraocular pressure to increase. Acute glaucoma is not very common accounting for less than 10% of all known glaucoma cases. Interesting fact: acute glaucoma is somewhat more common in Asia than in the USA where chronic open glaucoma is the most common type of this disease. This fact can be explained by the notion that Asians and other nations, such as Eskimos, have narrow angle eyes, which can lead to increase in the intraocular pressure in the elderly with predisposition to eye diseases.  

Symptoms

  • Eye pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Uncontrollable tears
  • Blurred vision, haloes
  • Decrease in vision acuity

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination an ophthalmologist will determine if there is any fluid flowing from the eye, which can be caused by increased intraocular pressure. A doctor can also use special drops to dilate the pupils, which allows to determine if the optic nerve was damaged.
  • Gonioscopy is the most commonly used test for diagnosing acute glaucoma. A lens is placed into the eye to determine if the angle of the eye is drained. This test can also determine if an eye angle are narrowed or, on the other hand, if they are open. Gonioscopy can rule out other ophthalmologic diseases as well.
  • Tonometry is a special test, which can measure the intraocular pressure in the eye. If it is twice the normal, a patient is most likely to have acute form of glaucoma.

Treatment

  • Symptomatic treatment is used to reduce the intraocular pressure and to alleviate the symptoms of acute glaucoma, such as eye pain.
  • A laser treatment is used to reduce the pressure in the eye as well by making the hole in the iris with a laser beam, which in some cases is used to reduce the narrowed angle of the eye as well.
  • Surgical treatment also reduces the pressure in the eye and is primarily used in case if the laser beam couldn`t reach the iris for some reason.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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