What is the focus of clinical history in the evaluation of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Kristin Schmid Biggerstaff, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Significant attention should be given to the following in the patient’s clinical history:

  • Past ocular history
  • Previous ocular surgery, including photocoagulation or refractive procedures
  • Ocular/head trauma
  • Past medical history
  • Current medications
  • Risk factors for glaucomatous optic neuropathy

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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