Glaucoma care has evolved dramatically over the past generation, with changes that have incorporated new technology and improved understanding of the disease process. A major need is to construct a useful definition of glaucomatous optic neuropathy that can be used to compare data across clinical research studies. The treatment of glaucoma should now be based on achievement of a goal target for intraocular pressure, unique to each patient. Adherence with eye drop treatment is far from ideal and can be improved using reminder systems. Sustained delivery of glaucoma medication is on the horizon. New surgical approaches to glaucoma are being actively studied but have not as yet found their place in its care, with rigorous testing against present treatments needed.
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- Sensory Systems