Date: 10/01/2015

Course Info:

 

Given the importance of IOP reduction in eyes with glaucoma, it is often difficult for clinicians to acknowledge that some patients may not benefit from IOP reduction. This is particularly important in NTG, as the standard of care is a 30% IOP reduction, which many eyes may require surgery to achieve. If there is clinical evidence to support the futility of IOP reduction in some eyes, it may be inappropriate to subject these eyes to potentially non-beneficial surgery and its attendant potential complications. In this educational activity, the expert faculty will describe the clinical settings in which IOP reduction—or further IOP reduction—may not be of benefit to the patient with glaucoma.