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  • n. the use of a gonioscope in conjunction with a slit lamp or operating microscope to gain a view of the anatomical angle formed between the eye's cornea and iris, known as the iridocorneal angle

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  • n. an examination of the front part of the eye to check the angle where the iris meets the cornea; it is used to distinguish between open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma


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  • Screening should consist of an eye examination consisting of gonioscopy (examination of the drainage angle), intraocular pressure measurement with goldmann applanation tonometry (this is much more accurate than the air puff mechanism), and is dilated optic nerve examination.

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  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists guidelines on gonioscopy are not being followed in almost half of the schemes seeing new patients.

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  • Although narrow angles are a primary risk factor, they are not necessarily definitive: narrow angles do not necessarily proceed on to angle closure, gonioscopy is not predictive of angle closure, and Chinese people have 5 times the risk of angle closure without their eyes being smaller.

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  • Most schemes were %) did not use gonioscopy as part of the assessment.

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