Glaucoma risk calculators essential to clinical decision making, speaker says

NEW ORLEANS — Understanding and applying the concepts of risk assessment can help foster more informed treatment recommendations for glaucoma, as well as a better-educated patient, a speaker said here. Risk assessment should be intuitive, quantitative and qualitative, Robert D. Fechtner, MD, FACS, said at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “Intuitively, in the blink of an eye, you use your life’s experience — every patient you’ve seen — and integrate that information and make your risk,” Fechtner said. “We can get the qualitative approach from (Read more...)

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