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Glaukomscreening - berechtigt oder nicht berechtigt?


Sternbuch, J; Gutzwiller, Felix (1991). Glaukomscreening - berechtigt oder nicht berechtigt? Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 198(4):277-83.

Abstract

In explaining the damages of primary open-angle glaucoma, the elevated eye pressure was assumed to be the central causative factor. But epidemiological research found high proportions of the following clinical entities: only elevated pressure without further damages (called ocular hypertension), and only glaucomatous damages without high pressure (called normal- or low-pressure glaucoma). These facts made the pressure-theory doubtful, and therefore it had to be modified. Some authors, though, doubt the general validity of the pressure-theory, and postulate other models for the etiology of glaucomatous damages. According to current knowledge, for the diagnosis and screening of primary open angle glaucoma, emphasis should be put rather on the visual fields and the appearance of the optic disc, while pressure measurements supply further clues.

Abstract

In explaining the damages of primary open-angle glaucoma, the elevated eye pressure was assumed to be the central causative factor. But epidemiological research found high proportions of the following clinical entities: only elevated pressure without further damages (called ocular hypertension), and only glaucomatous damages without high pressure (called normal- or low-pressure glaucoma). These facts made the pressure-theory doubtful, and therefore it had to be modified. Some authors, though, doubt the general validity of the pressure-theory, and postulate other models for the etiology of glaucomatous damages. According to current knowledge, for the diagnosis and screening of primary open angle glaucoma, emphasis should be put rather on the visual fields and the appearance of the optic disc, while pressure measurements supply further clues.

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Other titles:Glaucoma screening - justified or not justified?
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1991
Deposited On:27 Feb 2014 15:13
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:42
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:0023-2165
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2008-1045965
PubMed ID:1861406

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