Gonioscopy is an eye examination to
look at the front part of your eye (anterior chamber) between the
cornea and the
Gonioscopy is a painless examination
to see whether the area where fluid drains out of your eye (called the
drainage angle) is open or closed. It is often done
during a regular eye examination, depending on your age and whether you are at
high risk for glaucoma.
Gonioscopy is done if your
doctor thinks you should be checked for
glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause blindness by damaging the
optic nerve. If you have glaucoma, gonioscopy can help
your eye doctor see which type of glaucoma you have.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
February 28, 2012
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