Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 26, 2008
edited by Robert N. Weinreb, Paul R. Healey and Fotis Topouzis
2008. xiv and 11 tables and 57 figures, , of with 1 in full colour. Hardbound.
ISBN-10: 90 62992 188.
Published by Kugler Publications.
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Comment: the greater the visual field loss, or the later
the stage of the disease, the more symptomatic the disease.
Comment: Many countries have insufficient facilities to provide care at
Summary consensus points 147 present practice standards relative to developed
countries. There is a need to identify areas without facilities to help
plan resource allocation.
test criteria depend upon health care system, location, and prevalence of
open-angle glaucoma (OAG).
Comment: The sensitivity and specificity of tests
for population-based screening are unknown, as most have been tested only
on selected groups, not populations.
Comment: Individuals at high risk require highly accurate tests.
Comment: More research is needed for the implementation of
the best screening program for glaucoma.
Comment: Expert consensus is required on how cost data should be collected and reported in glaucoma care. This
includes reporting visually relevant outcomes on a per-patient basis.
Comment: Additional data are required to develop a glaucoma disease staging system
based on disability.
Comment: There is limited evidence for recommending lens extraction alone in eyes with mild PACG.
Similarly there is limited evidence for recommending lens extraction alone
in eyes with more advanced PACG.
Comment: Published studies to date have
been non-randomized, with small sample sizes and short follow-up.
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