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Creating a Glaucoma Treatment Plan

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Doctor reviewig medical records with a patient.

A treatment plan is a plan that you and your doctor agree to as the way to manage your glaucoma. Its details should be included in your medical chart and updated periodically, as needed.

A typical treatment plan will include:

  • Family history and risk factors for glaucoma
  • Other health conditions/medications
  • Diagnosis and baseline information, such as:
    • Measurements of IOP and central corneal thickness
    • Evaluation of the optic nerve
    • Visual acuity and visual field testing
    • Functional assessment
  • Initial treatment choice(s) and target IOP reduction (%)
  • Follow-up intervals (these vary from 3-12 months, based on what your initial status is and whether your target IOP is achieved)
  • Up-to-date record of all medical/surgical treatment results, including IOP reduction, side effects, complications, and follow-ups
  • Documentation of any adjustments or changes to the plan

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