Diagnostic tools for calculation of glaucoma risk.


Journal Article (Review)

Risk calculators may simplify the management of ocular hypertension and glaucoma patients and provide evidence-based treatment. Risk calculators are not new to medicine. Medical providers use risk calculators to guide decision-making for the risk of a chromosomal abnormality in neonates, osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and cardiovascular disease in adults. This article describes the current knowledge of risk calculators in ophthalmology. Clinicians should recognize that the current risk calculators do not include critical information guiding treatment such as life expectancy and patient's willingness to commit to years of eye drops. Overall, eye-care providers should consider the results of a risk calculator as supplemental information when treating an ocular hypertension or glaucoma patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mansberger, SL; Medeiros, FA; Gordon, M

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 Suppl1 /

Start / End Page

  • S11 - S16

PubMed ID

  • 19038619

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19038619

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.survophthal.2008.08.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States