Most people are familiar with glaucoma’s well-earned reputation for being a “sneak thief of sight” due to the facts that symptoms usually go unnoticed and the disease progresses slowly. However, there is a form of glaucoma that can occur quite suddenly among generally older individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or some other cardiovascular problem.
“Neovascular glaucoma” is often referred to as “90-day glaucoma.” This is because it develops nearly 90 days after some type of ischemic vascular event in which tissue may be deprived of blood flow or suffer a slow perfusion of blood supply and oxygen that prompts uncontrolled blood-vessel growth. Immediate treatment is needed for this “secondary glaucoma” to reduce inner eye pressure and inflammation. Unlike the much more common “open-angle glaucoma,” “closed-angle glaucoma” can develop very quickly and necessitate immediate treatment.
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