Glaucoma

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  General term describing increased intraocular pressure & visual changes due to optic neuropathy

-  But some pts may have normal pressure

 

Features

-  Untreated leads to visual field loss &/or blindness

 

Types

-  Acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG)

-  Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG)

-  Normal tension glaucoma

-  Congenital glaucoma

-  Secondary glaucoma

-  Trauma, cataracts, inflammation, drugs: esp steroids

 

General Risks Factors

-  IIOP

-  Family Hx

-  Asian, Afro-Carribean

-  > 40 yrs

-  Myopia