Unilateral Glaucoma Follow-up

Updated: Sep 05, 2017
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Close monitoring of IOP and vigilance for evidence of glaucomatous injury (as manifested by examination of the patient's optic discs and by visual field testing) are warranted.

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Complications

If the patient does not comply with the use of medications, further deterioration of the visual field may occur.

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Prognosis

The prognosis for glaucoma is favorable if IOP can be maintained over the lifetime of the patient. [8]

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Patient Education

For patient education resources, see the Glaucoma Center, as well as Glaucoma FAQs and Understanding Glaucoma Medications.

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