Studies: Reduced ocular perfusion can affect glaucoma

Fingeret, Murray
September 2008
Primary Care Optometry News;Sep2008, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p28
The article offers information on studies about the association between reduced diastolic perfusion pressure and the development of glaucoma. It presents the results of the Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial (EMGT), a randomized clinical trial performed in Sweden that documented the effectiveness of glaucoma therapy in reducing the risk of progression in individuals with open-angle glaucoma. The Barbados Eye Study (BES) found that the lower the ocular perfusion pressure, the greater the risk for the development of glaucoma.


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