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Corneal hysteresis: a useful tool in the diagnosis and management of primary open angle glaucoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19780378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe a case of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and to illustrate a new principle in detecting and managing the disease using intraocular pressure (IOP) corneal hysteresis as a clinical guide. METHOD: A case report is reviewed of a white 87-year-old male who was detected with ocular hypertension (OHTN) with bilateral asymmetrical corneal stiffness and POAG. CONCLUSION: A new indicator and alternative approach to determine and manage POAG is presented using evidence-based technology for clinical care and facilitating positive outcomes for one of the leading causes of blindness in the world.
Joseph F Molinari; Donnie D Dance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  174     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-28     Completed Date:  2009-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  996-1000     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veteran Health Affairs Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic, 1607 St. James Court, Tallahassee, FL 32308, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Cornea / physiopathology*
Glaucoma, Open-Angle / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  pathology
Intraocular Pressure
Ocular Hypertension / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Tonometry, Ocular
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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