Which clinical history findings are characteristic 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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Past ocular history includes the following:

  • History of eye pain or redness

  • Multicolored halos

  • Headache

  • Previous ocular disease, including cataracts

  • Uveitis

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Vascular occlusions

Other factors include the following:

  • Previous ocular surgery, including photocoagulation or refractive procedures

  • Ocular/head trauma

  • Past medical history - Any surgeries or pertinent vasculopathic systemic illnesses

  • Current medications, including any hypertensive medications (which may indirectly cause fluctuation of IOP) or topical/systemic corticosteroids

  • An association between glaucoma and Alzheimer disease has been reported. [5]

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