Future of glaucoma treatment hinges on innovation

April 2009
Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p18
Academic Journal
This article reports on the need for determination, curiosity and a desire to innovate among glaucoma specialists, according to lecturer Robert N. Weinreb. He also emphasizes the need for new definitions of glaucoma that are more specific and more sensitive. He believes that progressive structural and functional change is key to having a more specific diagnosis for glaucoma. He points out to colleagues that failure is nothing to worry about.


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