Detecting glaucoma in myopes

15 August 2019
Volume 20, Issue 3

This article explains the current understanding of the risk factors, diagnosis, limitations and management of glaucoma in myopes.

Differentiating myopic changes in the retina from other pathological changes such as glaucoma can often be complicated, as outlined in the article entitled Detecting glaucoma in myopes by Dr Sukumar, glaucoma and IP-qualified hospital optometrist. The paper shows how OCT can be useful in differentiating glaucomatous changes from myopic degeneration and gives practical tips on what changes to look out for in the visual field when a patient has myopia and/or glaucoma.

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