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GLAUCOMA, DRAWING Angle-closure glaucoma Illustration of angle-closure glaucoma: the trabecular meshwork is blocked by the pupil, preventing the aqueous humor from draining properly. This causes an acute rise in intraocular pressure, deformation of the optic nerve head, and eventual destruction of the optic nerve.
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