Font Size
A
A
A
...
11
...

Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up

Depending on the amount of optic nerve damage and the level of intraocular pressure control, people with primary open-angle glaucoma may need to be seen from every 2 months to yearly, even sooner if the pressures are not being adequately controlled.

Glaucoma should still be a concern in people who have elevated intraocular pressure with normal-looking optic nerves and normal visual field testing results or in people who have normal intraocular pressure with suspicious-looking optic nerves and visual field testing results. These people should be observed closely because they are at an increased risk for glaucoma.

Medical Author:
Coauthor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Angle Recession Glaucoma
Angle Recession Glaucoma Traumatic glaucoma refers to a group of ocular disorders that occur after the eye undergoes trauma. Following this trauma, different mechanisms can cause an abn...learn more >>
Glaucoma FAQs
Glaucoma FAQs Glaucoma is usually high pressure inside the eye that damages the optic nerve and can result in permanent vision loss.learn more >>
Glaucoma
Glaucoma Overview Glaucoma refers to certain eye diseases that affect the optic nerve and cause vision loss. Most, but not all, of these diseases typically produce elevated press...learn more >>




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Glaucoma, Primary Open Angle »

The definition of glaucoma has changed drastically since its introduction around the time of Hippocrates (approximately 400 BC).

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary