What are the types of glaucoma?
Depending on the mechanism of glaucoma in general it can be classified as
Primary open angle glaucoma
In this condition the fine ‘drains’ of the eye (called trabecular meshwork) becomes blocked and the pressure inside the eye rises. This is the most common type of glaucoma.
Click here to download a leaflet on primary open angle glaucoma.
Primary angle closure glaucoma
In primary angle closure ‘door’ or the angle (space between the cornea and iris) is narrow or closed and leads to a rise in eye pressure. This can lead to an acute rise in pressure (acute attack of angle closure) or more commonly a slow build up of pressure. Although less common than primary open angle glaucoma, this is a more blinding type of glaucoma.
Click here to download a leaflet on primary angle closure/glaucoma
In secondary glaucoma the eye pressure increases due to other diseases of the eye e.g. uveitis (inflammation), trauma, previous eye surgery, diabetic retinopathy etc.
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