Glaucoma Requires Ongoing Care and Testing

Glaucoma Requires Ongoing Care and Testing


(bright music) – You can be born with glaucoma, so of course there’s a pediatric
population with glaucoma. And then the more common glaucoma
patient tends to be older. I have people who are in
their 30s with glaucoma, and there are people in
their 90s with glaucoma. It’s a chronic disease, so once someone is
diagnosed with glaucoma, they’re seeing their eye doctor regularly. They need to have their pressures managed, and we need to do certain tests to decide whether their glaucoma is stable or if it’s getting worse and if we need to do something about that. Oftentimes once we start
someone on an eye drop, it’s a lifetime commitment and it requires both the
patient’s participation and the doctor, in terms of
keeping tabs on the disease and making sure that your
treatment goals are being reached in the best way possible. (bright music)

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