Lack of frequent, regular monitoring leads to fast glaucoma progression even at early disease stages

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The lack of frequent, regular monitoring of glaucoma and IOP leads to poor control and fast progression, even at the earliest stages of the disease, according to a study. The retrospective study analyzed a series of 150 patients with early stages of glaucoma. Quality of monitoring was classified in relation to number of visits per year, frequency of IOP control, use of neuroprotective treatment and compliance. IOP, visual acuity, visual fields and nerve fiber index were evaluated at 1 year and compared with baseline measurements, Oksana Vitovska, (Read more...)

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