Glaucoma is the most common optic neuropathy found in adulthood, and the most prevalent form—primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)—is projected to affect 7.32 million individuals in the United States by 2050. This estimation is staggering and should encourage ODs to not become complacent or make assumptions about glaucoma diagnosis, especially as the condition is a diagnosis of exclusion.
By Catherine Hogan, OD, and Andrew Rixon, OD
Review of Optometry CE, July 2021
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