Emerging risk factors for glaucoma onset and progression

Dana Blumberg, Alon Skaat, Jeffrey M. Liebmann

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Glaucoma is a complex, multifactorial neurodegenerative disease process that leads to progressive damage to the optic nerve and irreversible visual impairment. Identification of ocular and systemic risk factors for disease onset and progression is critical for disease detection and surveillance. Although a great deal is known about risk factors for glaucoma, our expanding knowledge of glaucoma genotypes and phenotypes combined with advancements in technology and understanding of disease progression is rapidly enhancing our understanding of who is at greatest risk for glaucomatous visual impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Basic and Clinical Research of Glaucoma
Subtitle of host publicationA Neurodegenerative Disease of the Visual System, Part B
EditorsGiacinto Bagetta, Carlo Nucci
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780128046081
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameProgress in Brain Research
ISSN (Print)0079-6123
ISSN (Electronic)1875-7855


  • Beta-zone parapapillary atrophy
  • Disc hemorrhage
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Lamina cribrosa
  • Risk factors


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