World glaucoma congress 2009

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Abstract

Glaucoma continues to pose a serious threat for the aging population, and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of the affected individuals. In addition, the prevalence of the disease is likely to increase as the worldwide older demographic increases. The majority of patients affected by glaucoma are still undiagnosed, particularly in underdeveloped countries. Advances in imaging technology are likely to provide further insight on the pathophysiology of the disease, and will allow new and more effective treatment modalities. Because glaucoma is a slowly progressing optic neuropathy, the detection of glaucomatous change continues to be a critical component in the management of the disease. Although the only treatment available for glaucoma is aimed at reducing IOP, recent advances in gene therapy and drug delivery may offer valid alternatives in the treatment of the disease in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalIDrugs
Volume12
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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