Glaucoma, Suspect, Adult Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is a glaucoma suspect?

What is the pathophysiology of glaucoma?

How many people in the US are glaucoma suspects?

How many people globally are glaucoma suspects?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with glaucoma?

What are the racial predilections of glaucoma?

What are the sexual predilections of glaucoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of glaucoma?

What is the prognosis for glaucoma?

What is included in patient education about glaucoma?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of glaucoma?

Which ocular history findings are characteristic of a glaucoma suspect?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a glaucoma suspect?

Which family history findings are characteristic of a glaucoma suspect?

How is intraocular pressure (IOP) measured in the evaluation of a glaucoma suspect?

Which corneal pachymetry findings are indicative of a glaucoma suspect?

Which slit-lamp exam findings are characteristic of glaucoma suspect?

What is the role of gonioscopy in the evaluation of a glaucoma suspect?

What is included in the ocular examination for secondary glaucoma?

How is the optic nerve head evaluated in a glaucoma suspect?

How is the retinal nerve fiber layer evaluated in a glaucoma suspect?

What is the role visual field testing in the evaluation of a glaucoma suspect?

What are the risk factors for glaucoma?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Glaucoma, Suspect, Adult?

Treatment

When should treatment for glaucoma be initiated?

How is ocular hypertension treated in a glaucoma suspect?

What factors should be weighed before treating a high-risk glaucoma suspect?

What is the role of surgery in the prevention of glaucoma?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of glaucoma suspects?