RESEARCH ARTICLE


Risk Assessment for Glaucoma



Robert N Weinreb*, Felipe Medeiros*
Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093-0946, USA


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* Address correspondence to these authors at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093-0946, USA; Tel: (858) 534-8824; Fax: (858) 534-1625; E-mails: weinreb@eyecenter.ucsd.edu; fmedeiros@eyecenter.uscd.edu


Abstract

Glaucoma is undergoing a paradigm shift and transitioning from merely disease staging to evidence-based risk assessment of in the individual patient.

Initially introduced for ocular hypertensive patients, risk assessment calculators are now being developed for patients with established glaucoma.