What is the role of gonioscopy in the evaluation of a glaucoma suspect?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Perform on all patients who are glaucoma suspect, and repeat it periodically. It is especially important in the following cases:

  • The chamber shallows, and IOP rises

  • Angle problems (eg, hyperopia, symptoms of subacute/acute angle-closure glaucoma, narrow angle) are evident

  • The patient is diabetic

  • Vein occlusion is present

  • A history of ocular trauma exists


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