oa South African Family Practice - Glaucoma : what should the general practitioner know? : CPD article
|Article Title||Glaucoma : what should the general practitioner know? : CPD article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||493 - 497|
|Keyword(s)||Algorithm for glaucoma, Angle closure glaucoma, Congenital glaucoma, Intraocular pressure, Open angle glaucoma, Optic disc and University of the Free State|
Glaucoma is a sight-threatening condition. A general practitioner (GP) should be able to diagnose glaucoma, know about the different management options, and refer appropriately. The aim of this paper is to provide a background to glaucoma, and describe the assessment and management of glaucoma patients. The role of the GP in the management of glaucoma and in creating awareness of glaucoma is put into perspective.
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