The prevalence of glaucoma and ocular surface disease
A large number of my glaucoma patients express to me that their eyes are red, burn, feel irritated, and their vision fluctuates throughout the day. They wish there was a way to get relief without increasing the chances of their glaucoma worsening. This scenario is common in any clinic that manages patients with glaucoma. The prevalence of glaucoma and ocular surface disease increases with age, so many times these conditions occur simultaneously. Adding to the increase in prevalence as our patient’s age is that ocular surface disease has been shown to be more prevalent in glaucoma patients on topical glaucoma medications.
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