IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Vishal Jindal
Glaucoma is a multifactorial optic neuropathy characterized by retinal ganglionic cell death. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is a recognized risk factor for retinal ganglionic cell degeneration in glaucoma, but is it the only cause of glaucoma? Do progression of glaucoma is fully controlled by controlling IOP? No. Today there are enormous pharmacological and surgical methods to control IOP, but still progression of glaucoma is uncontrolled. It is the need of an hour to work into deeper details of glaucoma, to find its associations and find new multidimensional approach to treat glaucoma. In this article, we found some associations of glaucoma with various age related disorders, and new treatment modalities. This will widen our horizon of thinking and will enable us to find better therapeutic ways to control glaucoma.