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The Prevalence of Myopia in Eyes With Angle Closure

Chakravarti, Tutul MD*; Spaeth, George L. MD

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e318064c803
Case Report

Primary angle closure (PAC) typically occurs in eyes, which have a short axial length and a shallow anterior chamber. In myopic eyes, the axial length is usually longer than average and the anterior chamber is usually deep; PAC is rarely observed in these eyes. In a retrospective chart review of 322 cases of PAC, 6 cases occurred in myopic eyes. All cases were diagnosed by the use of indentation gonioscopy. This review emphasizes the importance of gonioscopy to detect PAC, even in myopic eyes.

*Peerless Hospital and B.K. Roy Research Centre, Kolkata, India

Wills Eye Hospital/Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Reprints: Tutul Chakravarti, MD, Peerless Hospital and B.K. Roy Research Centre, 18/32 Dover Lane, Kolkata 700029, India (e-mail:

Received for publication August 23, 2006; accepted March 24, 2007

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.