Ocular Hypertension Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Anne Chang-Godinich, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the pathophysiology of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the prevalence of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What are the racial predilections of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What are the sexual predilections of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Which age groups are at highest risk for ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the prognosis of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is included in patient education about ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is included a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Which slit-lamp findings are characteristic of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of gonioscopy in the evaluation of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of a fundus exam in the evaluation of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of tonometry in the evaluation of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of pachymetry in the evaluation of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of automated perimetry testing in the evaluation of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

DDX

How is ocular hypertension (OHT) diagnosed?

What are the differential diagnoses for Ocular Hypertension?

Workup

What is the role of imaging in the workup of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of ultrasonographic biomicroscopy (UBM) in the workup of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Which research studies are not recommended for the routine workup of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Treatment

How is ocular hypertension (OHT) treated?

When are IOP-lower medications indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with ocular hypertension (OHT)?

How frequently should patients receive follow-up treatment for ocular hypertension (OHT)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of ocular hypertension (OHT)?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Combos are used in the treatment of Ocular Hypertension?

Which medications in the drug class Rho Kinase/Norepinephrine Transporter Inhibitor are used in the treatment of Ocular Hypertension?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Alpha Agonists are used in the treatment of Ocular Hypertension?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Ocular Hypertension?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Beta-Blockers are used in the treatment of Ocular Hypertension?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Prostaglandin Agonists are used in the treatment of Ocular Hypertension?