Medical management of glaucoma: Principles and practice

Kuldev Singh, Anurag Shrivastava

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Glaucoma care is more an art than science. The introduction of several new classes of glaucoma medications and the completion of many large randomized clinical trials have not changed this fact. While we now have better choices when initiating glaucoma therapy relative to our predecessors, the principles of glaucoma therapy have not changed much during this period. Debates continue regarding the utility of concepts such as "the monocular therapeutic trial," "target intraocular pressure (IOP)," and "maximal medical therapy." Our tools for detecting and following glaucomatous disease have improved but are not precise enough for us to prospectively predict which patients will do better or worse than others. Much attention has been given to disease stage, rate of progression, and compliance with medications but regular patient follow-up, an area that has received little attention, may be among the most important predictors of patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S88-S92
JournalIndian journal of ophthalmology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Glaucoma
  • maximal medical therapy
  • medical management
  • target intraocular pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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