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Primary open-angle glaucoma.
Am J Nurs 2009; 109(2):40-7; quiz 48AJ

Abstract

Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), by far the most common form of glaucoma, currently afflicts more than 2 million Americans, more than half of whom probably don't know they have it. Asymptomatic in the early stages, it gradually and progressively reduces the visual field and leads to blindness if untreated. Elevated intraocular pressure is believed to play a role, yet some people with normal pressure develop POAG. There is no single diagnostic test; screening and diagnosis involve periodic comprehensive eye evaluations. Treatment is aimed at delaying onset, slowing progression, and preserving vision.

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Villanova University College of Nursing, Pennsylvania, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19299999

Citation

Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C., and Catherine Glynn-Milley. "Primary Open-angle Glaucoma." The American Journal of Nursing, vol. 109, no. 2, 2009, pp. 40-7; quiz 48.
Sharts-Hopko NC, Glynn-Milley C. Primary open-angle glaucoma. Am J Nurs. 2009;109(2):40-7; quiz 48.
Sharts-Hopko, N. C., & Glynn-Milley, C. (2009). Primary open-angle glaucoma. The American Journal of Nursing, 109(2), pp. 40-7; quiz 48. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000345434.37734.ee.
Sharts-Hopko NC, Glynn-Milley C. Primary Open-angle Glaucoma. Am J Nurs. 2009;109(2):40-7; quiz 48. PubMed PMID: 19299999.
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