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Primary open-angle glaucoma.

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.

    Source

    The American journal of nursing 109:2 2009 Feb pg 40-7; quiz 48

    MeSH

    Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
    Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
    Antihypertensive Agents
    Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
    Cholinergic Agonists
    Disease Progression
    Glaucoma, Open-Angle
    Health Promotion
    Humans
    Laser Therapy
    Life Style
    Mass Screening
    Nursing Assessment
    Patient Education as Topic
    Prevalence
    Risk Factors
    Tonometry, Ocular
    Trabeculectomy
    United States

    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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