Course 21

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Glaucoma clinical care

Convenor: David Friedman
GOC for Optometrists GOC for Therapeutic Optometrists GOC for Dispensing Opticians

This course will provide an update on clinical care for glaucoma patients. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally and the most common cause of irreversible blindness. Current diagnostic approaches as well as recent clinical research outcomes will be reviewed with opportunities for discussion.


  • Understand current approaches to diagnose glaucoma
  • Be able to critically assess the impact of glaucoma on patients
  • Know the current recommended treatment guidelines recently published by ICO
  • Understand the findings from recent clinical trials
Ronnie GeorgeThe burden of glaucoma: how will we handle the massive increase in those affected?
Neeru GuptaICO guidelines for glaucoma care
Dan KiageHow to use visual fields in clinical practice
Ramanjit SihotaRelevance of major clinical trials in glaucoma care of patients today
Anja TuulinenHow does glaucoma affect our patients?
David FriedmanSystems to monitor patients at lower cost
Leon HerndonInnovations in glaucoma surgery

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