Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Identify risk factors for the development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and acute angle-closure glaucoma.

2. Recommend a frequency for glaucoma screening based upon patient-specific risk factors.

3. Compare and contrast the pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for open-angle glaucoma and acute angle-closure glaucoma.

4. Compare and contrast the clinical presentation of chronic open-angle glaucoma and acute angle-closure glaucoma.

5. List the goals of treatment for patients with POAG suspect, POAG, and acute angle-closure glaucoma.

6. Choose the most appropriate therapy based upon patient-specific data for open-angle glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, and acute angle-closure glaucoma.

7. Develop a monitoring plan for patients on specific pharmacologic regimens.

8. Counsel patients about glaucoma, drug therapy options, ophthalmic administration techniques, and the importance of adherence to the prescribed regimen.

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