• Angiotensin inhibitors, blockers associated with delayed glaucoma surgical intervention

    13 days ago - By Healio

    Treating but not overtreating hypertension is key in patients with glaucoma, according to a speaker.
    “Greater than 50% of patients with glaucoma have hypertension,” James J. Armstrong, MD, PhD, said at the American Glaucoma Society meeting. “They may or may not be on treatment for it when they come through the clinic, asking simple questions like, ‘Will high or low blood pressure worsen my glaucoma, or will certain blood pressure-lowering drugs affect my glaucoma?' To answer that, overall the current literature supports the role of vascular factors as part of the
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