Glaucoma: best practices and the emerging treatment landscape
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In this online, self-learning activity:
Glaucoma, a heterogeneous disease leading to progressive damage to the optic nerve, causes irreversible vision loss and affects approximately 64 million people worldwide.The prevalence of glaucoma is increasing, and more than 100 million people will have glaucoma by 2040. Approximately half of all individuals with glaucoma are unaware of their condition due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease. Although the incidence of glaucoma-related blindness has decreased over the last 20 years, thanks to effective management strategies, 13% to 40% of people with glaucoma still develop unilateral or bilateral blindness, typically at a rate of 1.1% per year.
The following healthcare professionals: ophthalmologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with glaucoma.