Juvenile Glaucoma Follow-up

Updated: Dec 14, 2016
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Repetitive regular eye examinations are indicated indefinitely after the diagnosis of juvenile glaucoma.

Reexamination of the eyes is indicated for those candidate children with a family history of juvenile glaucoma or with myopia and borderline IOPs.

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Further Inpatient Care

Careful observation is indicated after glaucoma surgery.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

As dictated by IOPs, antiglaucoma medications may be indicated.

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Prognosis

With an early diagnosis of glaucoma, the prognosis is excellent for retention of vision in patients. [7, 8]

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Patient Education

Family members of patients with juvenile glaucoma must be informed of their risk and the risk of glaucoma in offspring.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Eye and Vision Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Glaucoma Overview, Glaucoma Medications, and Glaucoma FAQs.

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