GlaucomaCME
LECTURECME

Medical Management of Glaucoma: A Closer Look at the Role of Nitric Oxide

Author(s)/Faculty: John R. Samples, MD; Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD; Tony Realini, MD, MPH
Release Date: 11/30/2018Expiration Date: 11/29/2019
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.75
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people living with this condition. Many individuals with glaucoma remain at risk for disease progression due to inadequate control of intraocular pressure (IOP). Studies have demonstrated that nitric oxide (NO) plays a role in the regulation of IOP through the potential modification of trabecular outflow facility, identifying a new target for IOP control. In this web activity, experts in the field will evaluate the NO pathway in medical glaucoma management and discuss whether NO is neuroprotective, exploring the current status and future endeavors of NO in glaucoma management.