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goal of treatment for POAG

-halt further visual loss
-halt further optic nerve damage

decreasing aqueous production; increasing outflow

glaucoma medications decrease intraocular pressure by .................. or ....................

timolol

the most common nonselective beta blocker given to decrease IOP

brimonidine

the most commonly used topical adrenergic agonist (alpha-2) to decrease IOP

Latanaprost

the most commonly used prostaglandin analog drug used to decrease IOP

cured

glaucoma can be controlled but not......

angle-closure glaucoma high risk groups

-elderly
-eskimos
-asians
-females
-hyperopic patients
-positive family history of angle closure glaucoma

acute glaucoma symptoms

-severe ocular pain
-blurred vision
-halos around lights
-headache
-nausea and vomiting

acute angle-closure glaucoma

this is an ocular emergency! every hour you wait, it will get worse!

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