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Low tension glaucoma: a critical review and new material.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7414505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low tension glaucoma (LTG) is a condition consisting of typical gluacomatous disc and field changes, an open angle and pressures within the statisticaly normal range. The controversy surrounding low tension glaucoma pertains not only to the definition and characteristics of the entity itself, but to the fundamental questions it raises regarding the causal relationship between intraocular pressure and disc and field changes. This review of LTG is based on material from three major sources: Sjögren's review from 1857 to 1946; the author's review of the world literature from 1947 through 1979; and an analysis of 32 of the author's cases. 767 cases from clinic and private practice and 241 cases from defined populations are considered. Definitions, incidence, characteristics, differential diagnosis and management of LTG are discussed, as are its relationship to primary open angle glaucoma and its possible association with various other entities. Pathogenesis and possible mechanisms are also explored.
R Z Levene
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0039-6257     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    1980 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-11-20     Completed Date:  1980-11-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Diagnosis, Differential
Glaucoma / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Intraocular Pressure*
Middle Aged
Optic Disk / pathology
Sex Factors
Terminology as Topic
Tonometry, Ocular
Vascular Diseases / complications
Vision Disorders / etiology
Visual Acuity
Visual Fields*

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