BLOG: In treating glaucoma, don’t forget old-fashioned clinical skill

The cover story in the current issue of Ocular Surgery News focuses on the progression of glaucoma, one of our field’s most perplexing mysteries. The longer I practice ophthalmology, the less certain I have become that we really understand glaucoma. Sure, I can follow accepted standards of care, setting target pressures and assessing regularly for compliance and efficacy, but I feel less and less like we really know what’s going on, especially with the enigmas we call low-tension glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

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