Clinical Case Database / Category: Clinical Care
Dr Sneha Geeranavar MBBS, BSc, Dr David Lupini MBBS, BA, Dr Venki Sundaram MRCOphth, BMBCh, BSc
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 6, p.13 (123Doc Education, London, June 2010)
Glaucoma is the world's second leading cause of blindness. Raised intraocular pressure is recognised as one of the major risk factors. Medical and surgical interventions are based on keeping intraocular pressures within normal limits; doing so can help to reduce further visual field loss in the disease. As well as managing the condition it is important to educate patients about their condition to improve concordance and obtain the best outcomes. There are several organisations that provide information and assistance to people with visual loss and are an invaluable source of support for patients.
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Dr Sneha Geeranavar MBBS, BSc
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Brighton BN2 5BE
Dr David Lupini MBBS, BA
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Dr Venki Sundaram MRCOphth, BMBCh, BSc
Ophthalmology Specialist Registrar
Sussex Eye Hospital
Brighton BN2 5BF
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