Laser/light application in ophthalmology: Control of intraocular pressure

Krishna B. Patel, Michael C. Giovingo, Ramez I. Haddadin*, Douglas J. Rhee

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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
Subtitle of host publicationDental and Medical Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319762203
ISBN (Print)9783319762180
StatePublished - May 24 2018


  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Laser applications
  • Laser iridotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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