Laser/light application in ophthalmology: Control of intraocular pressure

Ramez I. Haddadin*, Douglas J. Rhee

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in Dermatology and Medicine
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages447-461
Number of pages15
Volume9780857292810
ISBN (Electronic)9780857292810
ISBN (Print)0857292811, 9780857292803
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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