NOV 13, 2019
Diagnostic & Imaging, Glaucoma
In this interview from AAO 2019, Dr. Davinder Grover explains why corneal hysteresis is important for managing patients with glaucoma. Hysteresis—the eye’s ability to absorb shock—provides a number along with the corneal compensated IOP (IOPcc). Although IOPcc and Goldmann applanation generally agree, he suspects that Goldmann devices underestimate the true pressure in patients with low hysteresis. Hysteresis is a glaucoma vital sign that must be assessed along with medication and optic nerve status before implementing any glaucoma management decisions, he concludes.
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