3. How would you manage this patient?
This is the disc of an asymptomatic patient. How should this be treated?
In this image, there is an increased cup-to-disc ratio, and thinning of the temporal neuroretinal rim with a notch being present (video). This patient was diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).
Recent research from the LiGHT Study compared Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to drops (Lancet 2019; 393: 1505–1516).
In this journal club's accompanying 22 min. video, Dr. Sharma will review:
- The difference between ALT and SLT
- How the EQ-5D is used in practice
- What to tell your new POAG patients about treatment for their condition