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Increases in rates of both laser peripheral iridotomy and phacoemulsification have accompanied a fall in acute angle closure rates in the UK
  1. Alexander C Day1,2,
  2. Paul J Foster1,2,3
  1. 1Division of Genetics & Epidemiology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK
  2. 2Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alexander C Day, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, UK;{at}

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Acute angle closure (AAC) is fortunately uncommon with reported incidences of —three to four cases per year per 100 000 population in European populations.1 2 Previous data from the UK Department of Health's Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) internet site up to 2004 had suggested that primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) cases were …

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