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How is glaucoma detected?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Eye exam and testing

Usually a glaucoma evaluation is triggered when the optic nerve appears large, the eye pressure is measured high, the peripheral vision is diminished, or the front part of the eye appears narrow.
At that point a full glaucoma workup is performed including imaging of the optic nerves and visual fields to confirm progressive damage.

In brief: Eye exam and testing

Usually a glaucoma evaluation is triggered when the optic nerve appears large, the eye pressure is measured high, the peripheral vision is diminished, or the front part of the eye appears narrow.
At that point a full glaucoma workup is performed including imaging of the optic nerves and visual fields to confirm progressive damage.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. James Leaming
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Eye examination

Screening for glaucoma is usually performed as part of a standard eye examination performed by ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Testing for glaucoma should include measurements of the intraocular pressure via tonometry, changes in size or shape of the eye, anterior chamber angle examination or gonioscopy, and examination of the optic nerve to look for any visible damage to it.

In brief: Eye examination

Screening for glaucoma is usually performed as part of a standard eye examination performed by ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Testing for glaucoma should include measurements of the intraocular pressure via tonometry, changes in size or shape of the eye, anterior chamber angle examination or gonioscopy, and examination of the optic nerve to look for any visible damage to it.
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