GlaucomaCME

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LECTURECME

Under Pressure: Assessing Novel Treatment Options for Glaucoma

Author(s)/Faculty: Thomas W. Samuelson, MD; John R Samples, MD
Release Date: 9/1/2016Expiration Date: 8/31/2018
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness throughout the world. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to stop or slow disease progression. Current glaucoma medications achieve this almost exclusively through reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP). Unfortunately, even with appropriate use of currently available medications, many people with glaucoma will still experience vision loss. Intraocular pressure is the only known modifiable risk factor for patients with glaucoma, so improvements in patient outcomes rely on tight IOP control and patient adherence to therapy. In this educational activity, leading clinicians review established and new therapeutic agents for patients with glaucoma, including the recent clinical evidence for their safety and efficacy. In addition, discussion will comprise the recent evidence about low perfusion pressure and its association with glaucoma damage and progression.