What is the difference between open angle and closed angle glaucoma?
Glaucoma is divided into two categories: open angle and closed angle. It is good to know that the angle refers to the part of the eye between the iris (the colored part) and the cornea (the transparent layer). Normally, a transparent liquid moves in the anterior section of the eye. This liquid is produced in the eye and excreted from the angle. If the angle is damaged or closed, this liquid cannot exit the eye, and increases the eye pressure and causes glaucoma.
The majority of patients have open angle glaucoma, while many others suffer from closed angle type.
Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are those aging at least 35 years with excess and droopy eyelids that cause undesirable changes to their face. There are also exceptions where younger people with the noted problem can undergo surgery.
Patients must be generally healthy with no specific disease. They must also have realistic and rational expectations from the surgery and its outcomes. To help this, it is a good idea to view before and after photos of blepharoplasty and consult with those who have had the surgery.
You must keep in mind that blepharoplasty does not treat the following conditions: dark circles around the eyes; wrinkles around the eyelids, between eyebrows, and on the forehead (which may be corrected by Botox injection); or droopy eyebrows which require a separate or simultaneous surgery in addition to blepharoplasty.