To approximate the breakdown of narrow anterior chamber angle conditions, on general ophthalmology clinics, in the predominantly white population of the South East Kent region in the United Kingdom.A review was done of all patients attending a secondary care ophthalmology general clinic over a 3-year period. Patients were assessed with: slitlamp biomicroscopy with indentation gonioscopy; SD optical coherence tomography, Humphrey visual field analyzer, and high frequency ultrasound and categorized into various narrow angle conditions. These were: narrow Van Herrick but open angle; primary narrow angle but nonoccludable; primary angle closure suspect; primary angle closure; chronic narrow angle glaucoma; plateau iris configuration; plateau iris syndrome, and phacomorphic narrow angle.A total of 14,520 patients were referred to the clinic, of those 10,491 attended and were analyzed. Six hundred seventy four (6.4%) of the patients had some form of narrow angle condition in at least 1 eye. The majority of these patients were at relative low risk of pathology such as nonoccludable narrow angles (359/53.3%) and narrow Van Herrick but open angles (93/13.8%). 8.8% of all the narrow angle patients had primary angle closure suspect or primary angle closure. Plateau iris pathology was seen in 68 (10.1%) of patients with 18 (26%) having confirmed plateau iris syndrome after peripheral iridotomy. Phacomorphic pathology was confirmed in 75 (11.1%) patients.Narrow angle patients form a significant proportion (6.4%) of those attending general ophthalmology clinic in the predominantly white population in the South East Kent Region of the United Kingdom. The majority of these (67.1%) are at a relatively low risk of developing acute or chronic angle closure glaucoma. Of the remaining patients 8.8% have primary angle closure suspect or primary angle closure and 2.9% have already progressed to chronic narrow angle closure glaucoma. Plateau iris pathology and phacomorphic glaucoma account for the remainder of the presentations.
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