Glaucoma is a group of optic neuropathies characterized by retinal ganglion cell death, irreversible optic nerve damage, and vision loss. The treatment of glaucoma consists of reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) to a target level that is presumed to prevent further optic nerve deterioration. This presumption of clinical stability should be reevaluated at each clinical encounter with the patient and a new lower target IOP level estimated if progression has occurred.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Glaucoma Book|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
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