COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Treating secondary glaucoma should focus on addressing the existing medical treatment and IOP in conjunction with the patient’s medical condition and life quality, a physician said here.
“Medical management of secondary glaucomas involves treatment of underlying medical conditions and treatment of elevated IOP,” Marta Misiuk-Hojlo, MD, said at the European Glaucoma Society meeting. “It should be adapted to mechanism of IOP elevation, and it’s important that the general medical condition of the patient and quality of life is also to be considered.”
She said the causes of secondary glaucoma can vary, and the treatment depends on the underlying condition, subset of glaucoma, and patient’s age and medical condition.
For open-angle glaucoma patients, first-line treatment is often medical because it is sometimes temporary. If that is not effective, laser and surgical therapy are indicated. For secondary chronic angle-closure glaucoma, the treatment regimen is laser or surgical therapy.
- Disclosure: Misiuk-Hojlo has no relevant financial disclosures.