What is the US prevalence of low-tension glaucoma?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Mitchell V Gossman, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Up to 15-25% of patients with POAG experience low-tension glaucoma. According to the Baltimore Eye Study, 50% of individuals with glaucomatous disc and visual-field changes had an IOP of less than 21 mm Hg on a single visit, and 33% had an IOP of less than 21 mm Hg on 2 measurements.


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