open-angle glaucoma


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open-angle glaucoma

[′ō·pən ‚aŋ·gəl glau̇′kō·mə]
(medicine)
Bilateral, increased intraocular tension due to reduced aqueous outflow but with the angle open and the aqueous in free contact with the trabecula.
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Steroid-induced glaucoma and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, which are usually disorders primarily affecting the TM, have a higher IOP reduction than primary open-angle glaucoma, which has a more complicated mechanism involving ocular hypertension.
However, there is a scarcity of research comparing the efficacy of the fixed and unfixed combinations of latanoprost and timolol in clinical practice for the management of open-angle glaucoma and OH.
Study patients were classified into groups as follows: 1) healthy subjects without glaucoma (WG); 2) glaucoma suspected group (GSG); 3) primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG); 4) primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG); and 5) secondary glaucoma (SG).
Optical coherence tomography in measuring retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in normal subjects and patients with open-angle glaucoma.
Methods: The present study was done on 40 primary Open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients (cases) and 40 healthy individuals (controls).
This 21-chapter atlas on glaucoma covers its classification; aqueous humor dynamics; intraocular pressure and its measurement; gonioscopy; the optic nerve; the optic disc, retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular analysis for glaucoma; psychophysical and electrophysiological testing; primary and secondary open-angle glaucoma and variants; angle-closure glaucomas; ocular blood flow and metabolism; the developmental glaucomas and their treatment; medical therapy; laser, filtration, and non-penetrating surgeries; aqueous shunts; and combined cataract and glaucoma surgery.
Called open-angle glaucoma, this is the most common form of the disease, but not everyone with increased pressure in the eyes actually develops it--increased pressure simply puts you at greater risk.
She applies this approach to understand optic nerve degeneration in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).
In a study by Healey et al the overall prevalence in subjects with open-angle glaucoma was 13.
The study targeted individuals with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), which is associated with increased eye pressure and a resulting loss of the vision field.