Medical management of glaucoma is a comprehensive review of glaucoma current pharmacological therapies and treatment guidelines for the disease as put forth by the american academy of ophthalmologists aao and european glaucoma society egs this book will review glaucomas definition classes epidemiology risk factors pathogenesis . All medications used in glaucoma act to either decrease production of aqueous humor or increase its outflow thereby reducing iop the goal of this article is to introduce the different classes of medications their mechanisms of action efficacy and potential side effects medical management of glaucoma is an art form the decision to start stop or adjust a medication is often a gray area and may be approached differently by different eye care providers. Glaucoma is a medical term describing a group of progressive optic neuropathies characterized by degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and retinal nerve fibre layer and resulting in changes in the optic nerve head glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide with the aging population it is expected that the prevalence of glaucoma will continue to increase despite . Various treatment options including medical and surgical interventions are accessible in the management of glaucoma this article contains a brief description on the pathophysiology and focus on
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