Glaucoma: A brief review: A brief review

Natalie Schellack*, Gustav Schellack, Selente Bezuidenhout

*Corresponding author for this work

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© Medpharm. Glaucoma is a complex condition of the eye. It is an ophthalmic neurodegenerative condition and is characterised by raised intraocular pressure. When left untreated, patients may gradually experience visual field loss, and even lose their sight completely. It is the second leading cause of blindness around the globe. The article provides a brief, synoptic overview of this condition and its pharmacological treatment options.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-22
Number of pages5
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Glaucoma
  • IOP
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Visual field loss


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