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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175-181

Nuggets in clinical approach to diagnosis of glaucoma

Department of Ophthalmology, Amina Hospital and ESIS Hospital, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

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Sayyed Mazhar
158-A Railway Lines, Parijat Complex, Solapur, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.116865

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Having a high index of suspicion and comprehensive examination are key to success in early diagnosis of glaucoma. The diagnosis of glaucoma is many a time straight forward in mid or late stages, but becomes elusive in early stages. Once a diagnosis of glaucoma is made then the patient is to be treated ether by medical line of treatment or with surgical intervention or with lasers and the follow-up remains to be life-long. So, one has to be very astute in making a diagnosis of glaucoma. Glaucoma not only affects the quality of vision, but also the quality-of-life. We all know the glaucoma is an irreversible blindness so early diagnosis is of prime importance. Opportunistic screening at our clinics with comprehensive eye examination is very important. This article deals with importance history taking and diagnostics in case of glaucoma. Perfecting our basics makes our life easier for further management.

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