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Chronic glaucoma

Glaucoma in which the angle of the anterior chamber is open and the trabecular meshwork does not encroach on the base of the iris.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chronic glaucoma, 62% report having diminished vision, 30% report having pain in eye, and 28% report having symptoms of eye. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chronic glaucoma are diminished vision, symptoms of eye, spots or clouds in vision, foreign body sensation in eye, blindness, eye burns or stings, and mass on eyelid, although you may still have chronic glaucoma without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chronic glaucoma often receive ophthalmic examination and evaluation, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, lens and cataract procedures, diagnostic procedures on eye, glaucoma procedures, other intraocular therapeutic procedures and other extraocular muscle and orbit therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chronic glaucoma include latanoprost, travoprost (travatan), bimatoprost ophthalmic, brimonidine ophthalmic, timolol, brimonidine-timolol ophthalmic, prednisolone ophthalmic, brinzolamide ophthalmic, tropicamide ophthalmic, phenylephrine (duramax), dorzolamide ophthalmic, proparacaine ophthalmic and olopatadine ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chronic glaucoma include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and race/ethnicity = black. On the other hand, age 1-4 years almost never get chronic glaucoma.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
2.6x
75+ years
3.3x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
0.9x
Other
1.4x
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