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Subspecialties Glaucoma, Health Economics and Policy

How to Pick Low Hanging Glaucoma Fruit

Doctors generally go to work wanting to make a difference. Fortunately, there has never been a better time for our patients with glaucoma – there are an ever-increasing number of advanced technology and treatment options. Not only do the latest OCT machines reveal incredible details of the retinal nerve fiber layer and macular ganglion cell layer, we also have the ability to measure corneal hysteresis and corneal thickness, helping further reduce a person’s risk of glaucoma progression.

Recent research promises quantification of apoptosis in retinal ganglion cells in vivo, while new classes of drugs and novel approaches to surgery allow more customized approaches for individual patients. These tremendous advances mean we can offer better care to our patients with glaucoma and they may even allow us to reduce the patients’ risk of vision loss and burden of treatment. However, studies suggest that a large portion of people with glaucoma – perhaps half – are undiagnosed and, as a result, untreated.

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Jonathan Myers

Chief of Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital

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