Neovascular Glaucoma Questions & Answers

Updated: May 19, 2020
  • Author: Hemang K Pandya, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the pathophysiology of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the US prevalence of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

Which age group has the highest prevalence of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the prognosis of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is included in patient education about neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What are the stages of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of early stage (rubeosis iridis) neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of secondary open-angle glaucoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of advanced stage neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ocular ischemic syndrome?

What causes neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What are the possible complications of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Neovascular Glaucoma?

Workup

What is the role of imaging in the workup of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

How is neovascular glaucoma (NVG) graded?

Treatment

What are the general principles for treating neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the role of prophylactic therapies in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

How is early stage neovascular glaucoma (NVG) treated?

How is advanced stage neovascular glaucoma (NVG) treated?

What is the role of anti-VEGF therapy in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

How is end stage neovascular glaucoma (NVG) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the role of trabeculectomy in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

What is the role of adjunct anti-VEGF therapy in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

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

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG)?

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

Which medications in the drug class Prostaglandins are used in the treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma?

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

Which medications in the drug class Steroidal anti-inflammatory are used in the treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma?

Which medications in the drug class Cycloplegic drugs are used in the treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma?