Different IOP, different diseases?

Michele Iester, Elisa D’Alessandro


Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive disease characterized by typical optic nerve head changes and visual field defects. These alterations are caused by an intraocular pressure (IOP) being too high for the wellbeing of the specific optic disc. Typical clinical findings in glaucoma patients include thinning of the optic disc rim (Fig. 1), loss of retinal nerve fibers in the inferior sector with subsequent visual field defects in the superior sector.


Glaucoma, Intraocular pressure, Normal tension glaucoma

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