Low-Tension Glaucoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Mitchell V Gossman, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is low-tension glaucoma?

What is the pathophysiology of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the US prevalence of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the global prevalence of low-tension glaucoma?

What are the racial predilections of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with low-tension glaucoma?

What are the sexual predilections for low-tension glaucoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of low-tension glaucoma?

What is included in patient education about low-tension glaucoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of low-tension glaucoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of low-tension glaucoma?

What causes low-tension glaucoma?

What are the possible complications of low-tension glaucoma?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Low-Tension Glaucoma?

Workup

Which blood tests are performed in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of nerve fiber analysis in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of neuroimaging in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of carotid Doppler testing in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or sleep studies in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

Why is the diurnal tension curve determined in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of multifocal electroretinograms (mfERGs) in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

Which modalities may be used in the future for ocular blood flow analysis in the workup of low-tension glaucoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of low-tension glaucoma?

Treatment

What is the role of medications in the treatment of low-tension glaucoma?

Which organizations have published guidelines on the diagnosis and management of low-tension glaucoma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of low-tension glaucoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with low-tension glaucoma?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of low-tension glaucoma?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of low-tension glaucoma?

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

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of low-tension glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Prostaglandin agonists are used in the treatment of Low-Tension Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-adrenergic blockers are used in the treatment of Low-Tension Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Low-Tension Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha2-adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Low-Tension Glaucoma?