Which patient groups should be screened for 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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Screening the general population for primary open-angle glaucoma is most effective if targeted toward those at high risk, such as African Americans and elderly individuals, especially if the screening consists of intraocular pressure measurements combined with assessment of optic nerve status.


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