Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Angle Closure Glaucoma Chronic Prevention

Prevention of chronic glaucoma includes:

  • Regular eye examinations:
    • Every 2 years for those between the age of 40 and 65
    • Every year for those over 65
  • Statin medications:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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