North Texas Eye Care Disease Management

Glaucoma

Glaucoma can be classified either as a primary defect or as an abnormality secondary to other ocular conditions such as uveitis or steroid therapy. Approximately ninety-five percent of glaucoma is of the primary form. Primary glaucoma may itself be divided into three major categories: open angle; closed angle; and congenital. The approximate incidence of these three types is sixty-six percent, thirty-three percent, and one percent respectively. Whatever type of glaucoma or its etiology, four basic facts concerning the eye are necessary in order to assess the disease and the amount of damage to the eye: these are the intraocular pressure, the appearance of the angle of the anterior chamber, the state of the optic disc, and the visual field. Glaucoma can be managed with topical eye medications or different surgeries, dependent on the type of glaucoma.

Glaucoma Testing Protocol:

Visit 1: Intra Ocular Pressure, Pachymentry, Retinal Imaging, Macular OCT, Visual Field Testing, Endothelial Cell Analysis and Dialation
Visit 2: Intra Ocular Pressure, Gonioscopy, Optic Nerve OCT, Anterior Angle OCT, Color Test, VEP, and pERG