An 85-year-old Latin American female presents for evaluation after an increased intraocular pressure was detected at a community screening for glaucoma. She has a past medical history of severe degenerative arthritis in her hands and suffers from stable angina. Though widowed, she lives independently near her family; she has declined previous suggestions to move in with them or to the local retirement center. On examination the patient has 20/20 visual acuity OU, an increased intraocular pressure (IOP) of 28∈mmHg OU, glaucomatous cupping of 0.6 OU, and a superior arcuate glaucomatous defect OU. At that point, her eye doctor begins a one-eyed trial in the right eye (OD) of timolol GFS 0.5% each morning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Ophthalmology
Subtitle of host publicationA Competency-based Approach
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781441900098
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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