Childhood glaucoma


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2016. Childhood glaucoma comprises a group of vision-threatening diseases that can have a farreaching impact on the life of an affected individual. Glaucoma in children is often difficult to manage, and it is important to understand the underlying etiology to help guide treatment. The diagnosis of glaucoma in children necessitates an understanding of underlying risk factors. A systematic approach to the evaluation of the patient, taking into account the history, examination findings, the use of diagnostic tests, and an understanding of systemic or other local disease factors, will help the treating ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat this group of disorders. The logic of a recent classification system, along with proposed algorithms, will help to delineate and to simplify the diagnostic and treatment modalities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dosunmu, EO; Freedman, SF

Published Date

  • July 27, 2016

Book Title

  • Practical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus: A Case-based Approach

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 458

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781493927449

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4939-2745-6_42

Citation Source

  • Scopus