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The Glaucoma Treatment Paradigm: An Overview

  • Shibal Bhartiya
  • Parul Ichhpujani
  • Monica Gandhi
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Abstract

The only evidence-based, accepted, and the most practiced therapeutic modality for management of glaucoma patients is reducing intraocular pressure. Topical ocular hypotensive medications, as well as laser and incisional glaucoma filtering surgeries, all aim to decrease the IOP, thereby preventing visual field damage by decreasing the rate of retinal ganglion cells death.

This chapter aims to provide an objective overview of current glaucoma practice in order to help decision-making for clinicians.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shibal Bhartiya
    • 1
  • Parul Ichhpujani
    • 2
  • Monica Gandhi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyGovernment Medical College and HospitalChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyDr Shroff’s Charity Eye HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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