Pharmaceutical, Laser and Surgical Treatments for Glaucoma: An Update

Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, MS, FAAO

COPE #15166-GL

Expires December 1, 2008

3 credits, $59

Section: Glaucoma


Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the developed world. Recent advances in examination techniques and instrumentation, e.g., pachymetry, selective automated perimetry and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, have resulted in earlier diagnoses and more effective monitoring of progression for this group of diseases.

Current research and clinical findings obtained over the last decade have also greatly expanded the therapeutic armamentarium that care providers can use for the management of glaucoma. Never before has there been such a wide range of treatments for this disease.

This course is designed to provide the reader with a summary of landmark studies, clinical management flowcharts, and a review of glaucoma treatment modalities.