Higher peak, final IOP portend progression in average-pressure glaucoma

PHILADELPHIA — Average-pressure glaucoma requires keen surveillance and monitoring of IOP, central corneal thickness and disc hemorrhage, according to a study presented here. “Average-pressure glaucoma is a chronic open-angle glaucoma with progressive optic nerve damage despite the intraocular pressure always remaining below 21 mm Hg,” Sarah Driscoll Kuchar, MD, said at the Wills Eye Annual Conference. “Tighter intraocular pressure control in patients with average-pressure glaucoma potentially allows them to ward off progression and remain stable for longer.”