This course will examine common errors that are made in glaucoma diagnosis and management. Common errors discussed will include not recognizing a neurological visual field in a glaucoma patient or suspect, not recognizing when the OCT is wrong, treating red disease and not treating real disease, changing therapy based upon one bad IOP or field, not getting enough pre-treatment and post-treatment IOPs, not recognizing patients who will likely do well and not identifying patients who likely will not do well.
- 1. Recognize when a visual field represents something other than, or in addition to glaucoma.
- 2. Recognize errors in OCT acquisition that may lead to incorrect clinical decisions.
- 3. Recognize patient features and characteristics which may portend a good or poor clinical outcome.