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Can J Ophthalmol. 2003 Apr;38(3):189-97.

Canadian perspectives in glaucoma management: setting target intraocular pressure range.

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University of Ottawa Eye Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont. kdamji@ohri.ca

Abstract

There is an abundance of evidence from recent randomized clinical trials showing that lowering the IOP is beneficial to the optic nerve and visual field. Setting and achieving a target IOP range is in keeping with evidence-based medicine. The benefits of reaching this target must be weighed against the risks of the treatment itself. Target IOP is a dynamic concept, needing constant reevaluation. What is lacking are established guidelines for determining the target IOP range that can be used in general ophthalmology practice.

PMID:
12733686
DOI:
10.1016/s0008-4182(03)80060-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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