In this video, Nebraska Medical Center ophthalmologist Sushma Rai, MD, gives an overview of glaucoma, known as the “silent thief of sight.” She explains the types of glaucoma, how they differ from each other, and how the disease affects eye biology and vision. Dr. Rai explains the causes of the disease, risk factors, and the exams that can detect it. She also describes the typical course of treatment, which can include 1 or more types of eye drop and, in extreme cases, surgery.
Comprehensive ophthalmologists underestimated the likelihood that optic discs had signs of glaucoma almost one-fourth of the time compared with judgments by glaucoma specialists, according to the results of a new study.
Although clinical trials have indicated that intraocular pressure-lowering medications are effective in patients with open-angle glaucoma, new research suggests that the medications may not be as effective in real-world settings.