Intraocular pressure elevation-cause or effect in chronic glaucoma?

  title={Intraocular pressure elevation-cause or effect in chronic glaucoma?},
  author={C. E. Torsten Krakau},
  journal={Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde},
  volume={182 3},
Adopting Popper's points of view on objective knowledge towards the theory that increased intraocular pressure is the cause of optic nerve atrophy in chronic glaucoma, we find numerous attempts to support this theory by ad hoc hypotheses. This occurs at the cost of diminished prediction value. Preliminary investigations aiming at a verification of the beneficent effect of pressure reduction in glaucoma by applying improved methods have given disappointing results. Prospective, randomized… CONTINUE READING

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