Study needed on role of blood flow in glaucoma

Gagnon, Louise
April 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p28
The article discusses the need for a longer-term prospective study on the role of blood flow and the effect of treating blood flow in glaucoma to better understand the disease. According to a research about blood flow, vasospastic patients appear to be more sensitive to changes in intra-ocular pressures (IOP). Ophthalmologist Mark R. Lesk said that there are other factors which point to a vascular role in glaucoma including hemorrhages. Techniques to measure blood flow are mentioned.


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