Latest Medical and Laser Therapy

June 13, 2003

Chicago-Reducing the IOP level is the first goal when treating patientswith open-angle glaucoma. The latest research indicates that keeping IOPin check benefits patients by protecting the optic nerve from damage andpreserving the visual field. However, individualized patient treatment todetermine the IOP range that works best to control IOP is the challenge.Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD, discussed setting that range for individual patientsand the most beneficial therapy with a workable risk/benefit ratio-bothof which should meet the ultimate challenge of preserving vision and qualityof life.