Practical Application of Glaucoma Care in Different Societies

Alan L. Robin, Donald L. Budenz, Nathan G. Congdon, Ravilla D. Thulasiraj

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Diagnosis of glaucoma and delivery of effective treatment is difficult everywhere, but additional challenges are evident in less affluent parts of the world, where the largest numbers of patients with this disease are living. The problems of providing good glaucoma care are examined with especial reference to south-east Asia including China and India and countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The relatively low priority given to glaucoma by vision-related and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) due to difficulties faced in delivering effective glaucoma screening and therapeutic interventions are discussed, together with possible future directions for increasing resources and priority for glaucoma care in poor areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780702055416
ISBN (Print)9780702051937
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Robin, A. L., Budenz, D. L., Congdon, N. G., & Thulasiraj, R. D. (2015). Practical Application of Glaucoma Care in Different Societies. In Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (Vol. 1, pp. 30-39). Elsevier Inc..