2014 Optometry's Meeting Course Recording - Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness around the world. The emphasis of this course relates to trying to reduce the blindness caused by glaucoma by basing the treatment on the most important pathological change that occurs in patients with glaucoma, specifically, damage to the retinal ganglion cells and the optic nerve. It is this neuronal damage which is responsible for the visual loss in glaucoma. There are other aspects of glaucoma, such as the pain that occurs with angle closure glaucoma, inflammation with neovascular glaucoma, etc. But the cause for the permanent, irreversible blindness is the optic neuropathy.
June 26, 2014
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