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Open Angle Glaucoma Evaluation
The diagnosis must be confirmed through testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate chronic glaucoma include:
- Funduscopic examination:
- Using a special lens to examine the areas of the eye that drain fluid to keep the pressure within the eye normal.
- Measurement of the pressure within the anterior chamber of the eye
- Visual acuity measurement
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PubMed Open Angle Glaucoma References
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- Martus P, Stroux A, Budde WM, Mardin CY, Korth M, Jonas JB. Predictive factors for progressive optic nerve damage in various types of chronic open-angle glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun;139(6):999-1009.