TITLE

Risk calculators can help guide treatment decisions for ocular hypertension

AUTHOR(S)
Fingeret, Murray
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Primary Care Optometry News;May2008, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of optical risk calculators to calculate a patient's risk of developing glaucoma damage. Risk factors for glaucoma include intraocular pressure (IOP), central corneal thickness (CCT) and visual field status using pattern standard deviation (PSD). Added to the risk factors, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recommends evaluating a patient's life expectancy using the Charleston Index in medical decision making.
ACCESSION #
31949905

 

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