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Title: Low tension glaucoma
Authors: Coleiro, Joseph A.
Keywords: Glaucoma
Open-angle glaucoma
Eye -- Diseases
Glaucoma -- Treatment
Issue Date: 1975
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Coleiro, J.A. (1975). Low tension glaucoma. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 10(2), 96-99.
Abstract: Eyes with low tension glaucoma are significantly more myopic and have a greater axial length than open angle glaucoma. For pathological cupping and glaucomatous field defects to occur in large eyeballs, the ocular tension needs to be only slightly raised. In small eyeballs the critical level of ocular tension for the development of field defects needs to be higher to offset the lower susceptibility of the optic disc. The treatment of low tension glaucoma is directed towards reduction in the ocular tension by medical or surgical methods.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 10, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 10, Issue 2

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