Narrow-angle glaucoma presenting as acute, painless visual impairment

Craig A. Rosenberg*, Stephen L. Adams

*Corresponding author for this work

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A 42-year-old woman presented with the acute onset of bilateral blurred vision that occurred immediately after bending over. She denied pain or any other associated symptoms. Markedly increased intraocular pressure readings were found. Treatment for acute narrow-angle glaucoma was initiated, and normal vision returned. This case represents an atypical presentation of acute narrow-angle glaucoma, a true ophthalmological emergency. The pathophysiology and treatment options of this disease process are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020-1022
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1991


  • narrow-angle glaucoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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