The term glaucoma refers to a group of disorders that share common phenotypes. There are over 20 different subtypes of glaucoma. The glaucomas are defined by a characteristic loss of retinal ganglion cell axons leading to a progressive optic neuropathy that is related to intraocular pressure (IOP). If untreated, glaucoma can cause visual disability and even blindness. Although elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is no longer formally part of the definition, it is recognized as the major risk factor for progression of the disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||0857292811, 9780857292803|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
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