5th Consensus Meeting:
Glaucoma Screening

Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 26, 2008
Organized by
The World Glaucoma Association
The Global Glaucoma Network

Glaucoma Screening

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. ISBN-13: 978-90-6299-218-8
Kugler Publications. Click here for more information on all publications in the Consensus series.


Summary Consensus Points

Is OAG an important health problem?

Is there an accepted and effective treatment for patients with the disease that is more effective at preventing morbidity when initiated in the early, asymptomatic stage than when begun in the later, symptomatic stages?

Are facilities for diagnosis and treatment available?

Is there an appropriate, acceptable, and reasonably accurate screening test?

Is the natural history of the condition, including development from latent to manifest disease, adequately understood?

Is the cost of case finding (including diagnosis and treatment of patients diagnosed) economically balanced in relation to possible expenditure on medical care as a whole?

Are angle closure (AC) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) important health problems?

Is there an accepted and effective treatment for patients with angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) that is more effective at preventing morbidity when initiated in the early, asymptomatic stage than when begun in the later, symptomatic stages?

Are facilities for diagnosis and treatment available?

Is there an appropriate, acceptable, and reasonably accurate screening test?

Is the natural history of the condition, including development from latent to manifest disease, adequately understood?

Is the cost of case finding (including diagnosis and treatment of patients diagnosed) economically balanced in relation to possible expenditure on medical care as a whole?

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