Nocturnal Considerations in Glaucoma Management

Edward Chu

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Glaucoma patients with disease progression despite well-controlled IOPs present a management dilemma. Recent studies have shown that nocturnal IOP may be higher than pressures measured during normal office hours. Nocturnal hypotension in combination with over-night IOP spikes can place susceptible patients at increased risk for glaucomatous damage. The role of sleep position, perfusion pressure, and sleep quality on glaucoma will be discussed.


Year: 2016

Program Number: GL112016

Author Affiliation: VAMC

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Room: 204A-C