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Time to Eliminate “Normal Tension” in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

  • Diya Yang
  • Robert N. WeinrebEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 1)

Abstract

Glaucoma affects more than 70 million people worldwide with approximately 10% being bilaterally blind. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world [1]. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), perhaps the most common type of glaucoma, is an optic neuropathy characterized by an accelerated loss of retinal ganglion cells [2]. There is a characteristic excavated appearance of the optic disc associated with visual field loss.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren HospitalCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key LaboratoryBeijingChina
  3. 3.Hamilton Glaucoma Center and the Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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