Patients’ risk attitudes should factor into treatment decision-making

NICE, France — In making decisions concerning glaucoma treatment and target IOP, patients’ risk attitudes should play a role, according to a specialist here. “Risk attitudes and risk assessments are highly individual, and the same risk is not the same for everybody,” Norbert Pfeiffer, MD, said at the 2014 European Glaucoma Society meeting. “A risk that, to us, is small may be large for some patients, and vice versa.”

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