The Finnish evidence-based guideline for open-angle glaucoma.

  title={The Finnish evidence-based guideline for open-angle glaucoma.},
  author={Anja Tuulonen and Pentti Juhani Airaksinen and E. Erola and Eva Forsman and Karin Friberg and Minna Kaila and Anneli Klemetti and M. M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Pertti S Oskala and Pekka M Puska and Liisa Suoranta and Harald Teir and H. Uusitalo and Elina Vainio-Jylh{\"a} and M Vuori},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  volume={81 1},
In most patients, chronic open-angle glaucoma is a slowly progressive disease. Eyes with very high intraocular pressure (IOP > 30 mmHg) represent an exception to this and should be treated and followed extremely intensively. As lowering IOP is, so far, the only means of treating glaucoma, the majority of research reports deal with the IOP-lowering effect of the treatment. The primary goal of treatment, however, is to prevent glaucomatous damage to the structures and function of the eye. The… CONTINUE READING

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