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CM ENT 19- glaucoma II

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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!