What is the role of provocative testing in the workup 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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Provocative testing (eg, water-drinking test) was used in the past to try to differentiate who would develop early open-angle glaucoma. This test was of no aid in distinguishing those patients who would develop visual field defects from those who would not develop them.


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