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What is the angle, and what is a narrow angle?

Many patients have been told they have this condition that is at risk of causing acute glaucoma.

Who is at risk?

Most patients who have narrow angles are hyperopic, or “far sighted.”  Typically these are individuals who have never needed glasses to see clearly, with the exception of reading glasses after the age of 40 or so.  Hyperopic eyes tend to be shorter and smaller than the average eye, so everything is condensed in the eye, including the angle.  Besides hyperopic patients, elderly patients who have not had cataract surgery are also at risk because as a cataract develops, it pushes the iris forward, narrowing the angle.

As it’s all about anatomy of The Eye, a video would describe it better than words.

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