- Positive family history. If one of your close relatives (mother, father, sister or brother) has had acute glaucoma, you have an increased risk of developing it. This is because eye shape is often inherited. So, if the anatomy of your relative's eye has made them prone to developing acute angle-closure glaucoma, it could be the same case for you.
- Asian descent.
- Shallow anterior chamber.
- Pupil dilation.
- Redness of your eye.
- Blurry vision.
- Abnormally enlarged pupil.
- Cloudy cornea.
- Increased IOP (> 40 mmHg)
- Sudden, severe pain within your eye and an ache around your eye.The pain may spread around your head and be felt as a severe headache.
- Some people may even develop nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain.
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors - to reduce aqueous production.
- Miotics - to reverse papillary block.
- Topical beta blockers.
- Topical alpha agonists.
- Dark room - as pupil is usually fixed in mid-dilation.
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